Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told President Biden during a call on Sunday not to return to the Iran nuclear deal, an Israeli source told Axios on Wednesday.
The source said that Bennett told Biden that without a deal, there wouldn’t necessarily be an escalation in Iran’s nuclear program and said “nothing will happen if you don’t sign it.”
Israel is more concerned about the economic relief Iran would get under the nuclear deal, and Bennett said Tehran’s financial benefits would far outweigh any non-proliferation benefits.
The report said that Biden told Bennett it’s still “unclear” if an agreement with Iran will be reached. This week, as the nuclear deal negotiations resumed in Vienna, US officials said an agreement is “in sight” but are also warning time is running out.
On Monday, Bennett said that Biden told him the US supports Israel’s “freedom of action” against Iran whether a deal is made or not, signaling that Washington might back an Israeli attack on Iran.
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If this report is true, then Iran needs to pursue a nuclear weapon, in order to make a deal not to do so.
Israel says they are, at all times, except as here to oppose an “unnecessary” deal because they really are not.
In this story, the problem is Israel freely manipulating the US with bold faced implausible lies.
We see who is boss here. The cruel sanctions on the Iranian population mean nothing to the Israelis, who treat the Palestinians also as valueless humans.
It is interesting to see Biden getting “tough” with Germany and depriving the EU of Russian gas for US domestic reasons. With Israel, only Israel maters and not the US interests.
The “cruel sanctions” are meaningless relative to what Iran does to its own people .
Jake looks over his checklist and can find nothing, so he throws in more irrelevant drivel. Let’s talk about that Nation State Law and how that makes certain citizens in Israel lesser human beings BY LAW if you want to talk about how country’s treat their own citizens. I won’t even mention the occupied territories, or the outdoor prison called Gaza. Oops, I guess I will.
It is YOU who diverted from the subject.ANA wrote of “cruel Iranian Sanctions,to which I responded. Learn to stick to the topic for once
The topic was Iranian sanctions and NOT about how country’s treat their own citizens. You deflected from the topic which is your wont and I pointed that out which is my wont.
How does Palestine relate to Iran sanctions in your “mind”
“The “cruel sanctions” are meaningless relative to what Iran does to its own people .”
This is what I replied to. Once you use your deflections to change the subject, your comments are fair game.
Elections. Those are terrible. How can Iran allow such a thing? Why can’t they be like Saudi Arabia?
Exactly-in Iran the government decides who may run or not.
No offense but you are an irritant, plain and simple, literally…
Its a irritant because in your infinite wisdom, you cannot accept the merest possibility that you are not all knowing.
When Hitler and Stalin made their non-aggression pact, the American left supported it-they were opposed to war.As soon as Hitter attacked Russia,the leftoids supported ww2 to oppose Fascism. Leftist spies rationalized giving the USSR nuclear secrets-as if mass murderer Stalin was a good man.
No fear of that in Saudi Arabia. For that matter, in Ukraine. But Iran, which has elections in which the “government” loses and power changes hands peacefully as a result, that is beyond the pale.
Of course, the only reason you say that is because Israel. Your silence regarding Saudi Arabia and the other gulfie tyrannies is deafening.
Iranis a religious dictatorship in which the elected figures serve at the pleasure of the Ayatollahs. I have no control over Saudi Arabia,neither do you.
Um, no, and you seem to forget that the Saudi tyranny relies upon constant American support.
As the plutocrats decide for the US in the presidential primaries.
True,but there is nothing that you or I can do about it.
“In Iran and Israel, and many other places, the government decides who may run or not.”
Fixed, no charge.
As well Iran should- not the u.s.
A mych better solution than two corporatikn broking corporate money decide who may run or not,
It’s not a “much better solution.” It’s exactly the same thing.
Easy to say. Watch Prof Marandi interviews to see the truth.
In short Israel says, don’t worry about our nuclear weapons or Iran getting them too, keep up the economic warfare, join us in attacking Iran because war is fun and popular and the US will cover the bill.
“signaling that Washington might back an Israeli attack on Iran.”
Duh. Is there anyone with a brain over 5 years old who thinks the US will not back Israel in a war with Iran? Even if Israel starts it (because Iran sure as hell won’t)? Seriously?
By the way, Bennett is right. Letting Iran develop its economy is what Israel is really afraid of – and so is the US, which is why they won’t return to the deal. This whole thing was always about sanctions, never about the nuclear weapons program which everyone knew didn’t exist.
Quite the contrary-hungry young men will make good,fanatical soldiers.Content people don’t want to run off to war.
Then you should want Iran’s economy to be flourishing. Are you that dense?
It is you who are dense beyond words.I want a free, peaceful,and democratic Iran. As I want for every other place.Shakespeare(a dirty word to you) said in other words-give me fat content men that sleep at night.
Really? You really should pay attention to what you write.
You: “Quite the contrary-hungry young men will make good,fanatical soldiers.Content people don’t want to run off to war.”
That’s you saying that a developed Iran economy which makes those “content people” won’t produce those “good, fanatical soldiers” because they won’t be “hungry young men”. So why wouldn’t you want a developed Iran economy? Again, are you that dense?
Dishing out the orders. Lotta Benjamins at stake.
I rather hope that Iran has nuclear weapons…. Cause if they do, if they do, we can all get on with our day and our lives and Israel can shut the heck up or find another country to beleaguer… This constant grousing is giving me a headache.
Israel has nukes so Iran should have them too and level out the playing field…
We get everyone to sign an agreement not to use the nukes and everyone can get on with life….
So the “antiwar” person wants MORE nukes.HA!
Only because the belligerence emanating out of Tel Aviv makes it necessary and can PREVENT war. Israel/US won’t mess with nuclear armed states. North Korea would be a prime example.
Iran will develop nukes.They won’t test t hem-they will use them first.It is due to people like you that an Israeli first strike is long overdue and totally justified. If Israel gets nuked,you will be overjoyed and say they had it coming.If Iran gets nuked, you will be happy-those terrible Israelis.
How exactly is it “people like me” that would make an Israeli first strike on Iran justified? And I would be overjoyed if Israel was nuked? Once again, you’re trying to paint me as an anti-Semite because you don’t have a valid response to what I said.
A nuclear armed Iran can very simply keep firing a few missiles a day from Syria,Lebanon,and Iran proper,winning a war of attrition. Or place a nuclear armed sub off the israeli coast for a first strike.
You can’t seem to make up your mind. You go from Iran doing a nuclear first strike without testing and now your back to Iran winning a war of attrition. And you’ve even added something new. Now they are going to stock their subs with untested nukes and do a first strike off Israel’s coast. And they will be doing all of this as Israel sits on their 200 REAL nukes and also while they have the world’s superpower in their back pocket. Sure, why not.
You’ve convinced me of the necessity and value!
Iran outnumbers Israel with a population ration of ten to one. and has vast oil revenues and territory. They covet Jerusalem,Israel does not covet Teheran.In the topsy turvy world,the bully is the victim, and nuclear proliferation is good.
“topsy turvy world,the bully is the victim”
You must be talking about Israel. They are the ones carrying out terrorists acts such as sabotaging nuclear facilities, assassinating scientists and clamoring for war. Not to mention their weekly bombings in Syria. But outnumbering someone and claiming some nonsense that they “covet” Jerusalem is being a bully in your distorted view
But she doesn’t condone using them as some people do, she clearly wants them as a deterrent.
“an Israeli first strike is long overdue and totally justified”
That isn’t Donna.
“Weget everyone to sign anagreement”how often are agreements honored? HA!
US’ Biden to Bennet: Go Fuck yourself.
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