Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett urged world powers to take a hard line against Iran in negotiations aimed at resuming the international nuclear agreement.
When Bennett made the above comments on Sunday, his senior defense and intelligence officials went to Washington to discuss Nonsense.
Israel has been following concern As a world power Sit down with iran In Vienna, it is hoped to resume the dilapidated transactions of 2015. Last week, as the talks resumed, Iran took a hard line, implying that everything discussed in previous rounds of diplomacy could be renegotiated.
Continued Iranian Prepayments The stakes have been further increased in its atomic plan.
“I call on every country that negotiates with Iran in Vienna to take a hard line and show Iran that they cannot negotiate while enriching uranium,” Bennett told the Cabinet on Sunday.
“Iran must start paying for its violations.”
The initial agreement, led by then-President Barack Obama, provided Iran with much-needed relief to exempt it from severe economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear activities. But then President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement in 2018 with strong encouragement from Israel, leading to its rupture.
The talks held in Vienna last week resumed after a suspension of more than five months. This is the first time that Iran’s new tough government has participated.
European and American negotiators expressed disappointment at Iran’s position and questioned the success of the talks.
Israel has long opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement reached with Iran, the JCPOA, saying that the agreement was not sufficient to stop the country’s nuclear program, nor did it resolve what it believed to be Iran’s hostile military activities in the region.
The main voice in Israel now indicates that the withdrawal of the United States, especially the failure to develop a contingency plan for Iran’s evolving nuclear program, is a mistake.
However, the new Israeli government and former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu maintained a similar position, refused to restore the original agreement, and called for diplomatic military pressure on Iran.
“Maximum pressure” sanctions
After the agreement broke down, Iran intensified its nuclear activities. Iran has now enriched a small amount of uranium to a purity of 60%-only a few steps away from a weapon-grade level of 90%. Iran also produces advanced centrifuges prohibited by the agreement, and its uranium stocks now far exceed the agreement’s limits.
Currently, Iran shows no signs of concession. Its chief negotiator and deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani said over the weekend that Iran plans to provide its peers with a third list of requirements. These will include compensation filed after the two-page request was filed last week.
“Any violation and non-compliance sanctions [deal] Should be removed immediately,” Bagheri Kani Tell Al Jazeera“All sanctions imposed or re-implemented under the so-called maximum pressure movement in the United States should be immediately lifted.”
Although Iran’s new President Ibrahim Raisi is campaigning to lift sanctions, people feel that his negotiators are now launching their own maximum pressure campaign.
Last week, the UN nuclear watchdog confirmed that Iran had started Enriched uranium up to 20% The purity of its underground facility in Fordo, as the transaction has prohibited any enrichment.
Also on the weekend, Iran said Tested the surface-to-air missile defense system Near its Natanz nuclear facility. Late Saturday, people living nearby saw a bright light in the sky and heard a loud noise.
“Any threat from the enemy will receive a decisive and firm response,” State TV quoted Lieutenant Colonel Ali Moazeni as saying.
President Joe Biden has stated that the United States is willing to rejoin the agreement, but because of Washington’s withdrawal, the United States has not directly participated in the latest round of negotiations. Instead, American negotiators were in nearby locations and listened to briefings from other participants—including three European powers, China and Russia.
Although Israel is not a party to the negotiations, it has indicated that it maintains communication with the United States and European allies in the negotiations that will resume this week.
‘A different toolkit’
Israeli spy chief David Barney traveled to Washington late Saturday for an unannounced visit. Defense Secretary Benny Gantz will leave on Wednesday to meet with his American counterpart Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Anthony Brinken . Foreign Minister Yail Rapide discussed talks with Israel’s European allies in London and Paris last week.
Bennett said Israel is using the time between the two rounds to persuade the Americans to “use a different toolkit” against Iran’s nuclear program, but did not elaborate.
According to the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, the Mossad chief, Banja, is expected to provide US officials with “the latest intelligence on Tehran’s efforts” on his nuclear activities.
According to the daily newspaper, Bania will convey Israel’s message that it will strengthen sanctions against Iran while at the same time presenting a real military threat to Tehran. He will also inform Washington that Israel will not be bound by any nuclear agreement with Tehran and will continue to work to quell Iran’s nuclear activities.
It is generally believed that Israel and the United States have carried out covert operations against Iranian nuclear personnel and infrastructure to undermine the plan.
The current Israeli government opposes the resumption of the 2015 agreement and instead urges an agreement to resolve Iran’s other military actions, including its missile program and support for armed groups such as Hezbollah in Lebanon.
Israel also supports “credible” military threats to Iran as leverage.
A senior U.S. State Department official stated that negotiators hope Iran will “show seriousness” in the talks. He said that even Russia and China, two important trade channels for Iran, have always taken a more moderate stance on relations with the country. Last week they were worried about the prospect of reaching an agreement.
The official, who asked not to be named, briefed reporters on the situation in the United States. He said: “Every day passes, we are close to reaching the conclusion that they do not intend to resume JCPOA in the short term.” Evaluation.
He said that Iran may use the talks as a cover to continue building its nuclear program, which can then be used as leverage.
European negotiators also expressed disappointment with the Iranians. Senior diplomats from Germany, the United Kingdom and France stated that Iran is “promoting its nuclear program quickly” and “regressing in diplomatic progress.”
They said: “It is not clear how to close these new gaps within a realistic time frame based on the Iranian draft.”
Iran insists that its nuclear program is peaceful. However, US intelligence agencies and international monitors stated that until 2003, Iran had an organized nuclear weapons program. Non-proliferation experts worry that any fringe policy will prompt Iran to take more extreme measures in an attempt to force the West to lift sanctions.