Biden Tells Mossad US Not Close to Iran Deal

Biden promises to keep seeking Israeli input on Iran process

While Israel’s delegation came to the US having been warned by the Biden Administration that it won’t allow Israel to dictate the Iran nuclear talks, President Biden certainly seems to be continuing to give the Israelis the impression that this is their prerogative.

Israeli officials say Biden told the director of Mossad that the US has a “long way to go” before any deals with Iran on the nuclear process can be reached. Israel was openly opposed to the 2015 nuclear deal, and is opposed to the US returning to it.

Perhaps more concerning, Biden “assured” the director that the US will continue to seek Israeli input on the Iran process in the future. This seems to support the Israeli delegation’s impression that they can direct the US on what to dog.

Talks involving the nuclear deal resumed in Vienna in April. The first day of such talks saw Israel sabotage the Iranian site at Natanz. The US was said to have warned Israel not to undermine the diplomacy with such attacks, but signs are that Israel still considers this their business.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of