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Peres says Israel too 'scornful' of US on Iran moves

Published on Sep 29, 2013 3:00 PM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - President Shimon Peres said on Sunday that Israel's reaction to landmark contacts between the United States and Iran had been too "scornful" of its key ally.

His comments came just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for Washington for talks with President Barack Obama, determined to expose what he described as "sweet talk" by Israel's arch-foe.

"You can agree or disagree (with the Americans) but I don't like this scornful tone," Mr Peres told army radio.

"Other people have brains to think too, not just us. We should talk to them and try to influence them."

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