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Israel’s Bennett says spoke with US President Biden on Iran, Ukraine and Russia

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JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Sunday he spoke with US President Joe Biden and discussed ways to halt Iran’s nuclear program.

The two leaders also spoke about Russia-Ukraine tensions and Bennett said he had congratulated Biden on the US raid that led to the death of the leader of the jihadist group Islamic State, Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi.

Bennett said in a statement that he thanked Biden for his support of Israel and invited him to visit. (Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Alexander Smith)