Today, Thursday, Israel reiterated the need to put pressure on Iran to stop its search for nuclear weapons.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said he discussed with his American counterpart, Anthony Blinken, during a phone call last night, the importance of putting pressure on Iran to stop its search for nuclear weapons.
He also added, via a tweet on his Twitter account, that the call concerned regional and international “challenges”, adding that “Blinken has renewed the US administration’s commitment to Israel’s security.”
Lapid’s statement came, as talks with the Iranian delegation in Vienna continued, to revive the nuclear deal, while the US administration admitted that the negotiations had made very modest and timid progress, recalling that it is currently in discussion on sanctions and other complex issues underway.
In recent months, Tel Aviv has repeatedly called on the international community to confront Tehran and its destabilizing activities in the region, talking about Iranian plans to target it.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has also called more than once since the start of nuclear negotiations with Iran in the Austrian capital in mid-April, world powers to pressure Tehran to stop uranium enrichment before resuming. the eighth round of the Vienna talks aimed at reviving the nuclear deal signed in 2015, from which the former US administration led by Donald Trump withdrew in 2018.
Shortly after the resumption of the eighth round, he also urged the international community to take stronger positions vis-à-vis the Iranian delegation, and to threaten devastating sanctions.
Interestingly, Israeli officials have held several meetings with officials in Washington in recent months in order to emphasize the need to be tough in handling the Iranian case, especially as Tel Aviv believes Tehran is close to building a nuclear bomb. !
Israel had previously opposed the principle of renegotiation with Iran, deeming the hard-line approach more feasible, but the West, led by the United States and the European Union, considered diplomacy to be the most appropriate solution available at the moment.
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