Nuclear weapons: UK, Israel to work together to stop Iran

29 November 2021, 04:53 am | Updated: 30 November 2023, 12:11 am

Nuclear weapons: UK, Israel to work together to stop Iran
British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss arrives for an interview with Reuters/ REUTERS

Britain and Israel will "work night and day" in preventing Iran from becoming a nuclear power, says a joint article.

The foreign ministers of Britain and Isreal wrote the joint article, reports Reuters.

"The clock is ticking, which heightens the need for close cooperation with our partners and friends to thwart Tehran's ambitions," the UK's Liz Truss and her Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid wrote in the Telegraph newspaper on Sunday.

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said earlier in the day that his country was "very worried" that world powers will remove sanctions on Iran in exchange for insufficient caps on its nuclear programme, as negotiators convene in Vienna on Monday in a last-ditch effort to salvage a nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, Israel and Britain will sign a 10-year agreement on Monday to work closely on areas such as cybersecurity, technology, trade and defence, according to the Telegraph.

The foreign ministers added in the article that Israel will officially become Britain's "tier one" cyber partner, in a bid to improve its cyber defences as countries around the world face increased threats.

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