JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. military’s top general conducted an intense string of closed talks with Israeli leaders today, amid apparent disagreements between the two countries over how to respond to Iran’s nuclear program.

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, and Israeli leaders kept silent about the exact content of their discussions. Dempsey was expected to urge Israel not to rush to attack Iran at a time when the U.S. is trying to rally additional global support to pressure Tehran through sanctions to dial back its nuclear development program.

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