Lapid to Macron: Israel not bound by Iran deal

Israel's Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a news conference as he meets Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara, Turkey June 23, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

JERUSALEM, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Israel objects to a return to the Iran nuclear deal and if one is reached, will not be bound by it, Prime Minister Yair Lapid told French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday, according to a statement from the Israeli leader's office.

"The prime minister made clear to the president that Israel opposes a return to the deal and would not be obligated by such an agreement. Israel will continue to do everything to prevent Iran from attaining a nuclear capability," Lapid's office said.

Reporting by Maayan Lubell; Editing by Alison Williams

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