Treasury Secretary Jack Lew In Israel for Talks on Iran Deal

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew holds a news conference in the Jack Morton Auditorium on the campus of the George Washington University October 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. Lew talked to reporters during the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The Times of Israel reports:  Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (pictured) visited Israel for talks on the Iran nuclear deal and other issues. The visit on Sunday came just weeks after the United States and Israel signed a $38 billion defense assistance deal.

US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro in a statement also posted on Facebook called the talks “productive.” Topics included bilateral economic issues, an update on implementation of the Iran nuclear deal and continued sanctions against Iran.

“It may be [Lew’s] last visit to Israel in his current job, and I have appreciated his friendship and his steadfast commitment to close US-Israel ties,” Shapiro said.

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