Israel has indicated the possibility of not communicating with US President Joe Biden about the strategy for dealing with Iran’s nuclear program, and has urged tougher sanctions against Tehran.
“We will not be able to participate in such a process if the new administration returns to that agreement,” Gilad Erdan, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, told Israel Army Radio.
“We believe that if the United States returns to the same agreement from which it has already withdrawn, it will lose all its power,” Erdan added.
“It seems that imposing obstructive sanctions by maintaining the current sanctions and even imposing new ones in addition to issuing a credible military warning, which Iran fears, is what could bring Iran into real negotiations with Western countries that may ultimately result in an agreement that is truly capable of preventing it.” To go ahead with the production of nuclear weapons. “
In informal conversations, aides to the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, raised questions about whether communicating with their American counterparts might backfire on Israel by giving the wrong signal that it agreed to any new agreement when it opposes it.
The new US administration has said it wants to return to the 2015 nuclear deal if the Iranians return to fulfill their obligations. Former President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.