A senior Israeli official speaking to reporters on Sunday said that Israel believes the Biden administration will not rejoin the Iran nuclear deal until at least after the November midterm elections in the US.
The Israeli official made the comments to reporters before Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid traveled to Germany, where he is expected to continue to lobby against the nuclear deal.
Israel is becoming increasingly confident that its pressure to sabotage a restoration of the agreement has worked. The official said that Israel was able to “able to persuade the Americans not to yield to Iran’s demands.”
The US responded harshly to Iran’s latest response in the EU-mediated negotiations to revive the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA. Details of Iran’s response and what the US objects to aren’t exactly clear, but the Israeli official laid out a series of commitments Washington pledged to Israel it wouldn’t take.
The Israeli official signaled that the US wasn’t prepared to give Iran the sanctions relief that it desired to restore the deal. The official said that the US “didn’t promise it will lift the sanctions as Tehran wished, which Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali deems unacceptable.”
Iran has been seeking some guarantees for if the US withdraws from the JCPOA as it did in 2018, but the Israeli official said the US refused. “The US also committed it will not grant Iran significant guarantees in the event it will withdraw from the agreement again. Iran didn’t accept it,” the official said.
The US and Iran have been at odds over the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) investigation into traces of uranium found at undeclared nuclear sites. Tehran has been calling for the IAEA to close the inquiry before the JCPOA is restored.
“Washington pledged to Jerusalem that it will not pressure to close the ongoing investigation of the International Atomic Energy Agency. European countries promised the same, but Iran didn’t accept it,” the Israeli official said.
Israel has been conveying its objection to the JCPOA talks in a series of high-level Israeli visits to Washington. The latest official to visit was David Barnea, the head of the Mossad spy agency. Israel has been pressing the US to establish a credible military threat, and the White House said last week that President Biden wants “other available options” for Iran’s nuclear program if the JCPOA negotiations fail.
15 thoughts on “Israel Does Not Believe Iran Deal Will Happen Before US Midterm Elections”
Either they know something, or they are making stuff up.
The tail wags the dog.
How about Israeli nukes ???
Of course. The delay tactics in the purloining of classified files by Trump falls into the same category. If I had those files today, I would be appearing before a court, wearing Orange, frog marching.
The relationship between Israel and the US has become so intimate, it hardly seems like polite conversation…
There’s no doubt in my mind that Wash. will eventually attack Iran since they do have a whole lot of oil there. This is just more BS to justify another war and do Israel’s dirty work with more American lives and money. What ever happened to using OUR MONEY for America? Answer: corp. profits and campaign funds are more important than the people who pay for it all! Sucks, doesn’t it?
I guess a much more “Israel friendly” congress is expected.
If it gets any friendlier, they are going to have to give it ratings…
Oh well the Israelis have ordered it so I guess that is that.
“Israel Says No Iran Deal Before US Midterms”
This home page headline sounds so much more accurate. They’ weren’t speculating, they were demanding.
The United States of Israel….! Yair Lapid for POTUS in 2024…!
GOTTA wonder why Iran cannot have any of the weapons Israel has.. All the restrictions are on Iran who has no nuclear weapons, but Israel, can have as many as they want. Israel refuses to be limited in any way by the nuclear watchdog, but demands Iran must comply their every demand. WHY, WHY WHY is this. Can anyone here at antiwar.com tell me WHY the IAEA’s nuclear enforcement is only on Iran, but oblivious to Israel’s unchecked nuclear arsena?
The state of Israel gets all that it wants because they are the Chosen.people.Also.because of AIPAC.The US has been subsidizing Israel since 1967.
Eventually the Palestinians will.be wiped out and a greater Israel will.be formed.Iran is in great danger also.for.oil.The Israelies.never get tired of killing Muslims.
The 3 greatest Imperialist.powers in the.world The US,Israel and Saudi Arabia are all.great b at making war an fomenting violence in Ukraine Yemen and Gaza or Lebanon.When will it.stop?Probably not until we are all dead and.the Planet US barren.
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