Israel says the deal is ‘immediate’
But it will be “much more fragile” than the previous one, which ended in 2015.
Israeli Prime Minister Naphtali Bennett said on Sunday that the deal on the Iranian nuclear file would be “immediate” and that he feared it would be “much weaker” than the precedent reached in 2015.
Negotiations on Iranian nuclear power resumed in Vienna at the end of November after a long hiatus, with the aim of bringing the US to the 2015 agreement to prevent the US from re-purchasing nuclear weapons, an objective that has always been denied. Islamic Republic.
It withdrew from the agreement in 2018 under US President Donald Trump, re-establishing its sanctions on the process. In response, Iran has largely freed itself from the sanctions it has agreed to impose on its nuclear program.
Israel, an ally of the United States and a staunch enemy of Iran, views Tehran and its nuclear program as a threat to the security of itself and the Middle East. The Hebrew government opposed the 2015 agreement because, according to him, the lifting of sanctions against the Islamic Republic presented in the speech allowed it to be further armed.
The next day “
“A new agreement will be immediate (…) which will be much weaker than the previous one,” Naphtali Bennett said before the weekly government meeting in Jerusalem on Sunday. Israel is “preparing for the next day (agreement) at all levels,” he added. “Iranian terrorism is endangering us and other countries in the region. .
The Israeli prime minister returned to the issue on Sunday evening during a conference to unite American Jewish organizations. “The main problem with this (new) agreement is that in two and a half years (…) Iran will be able to build, install and operate nuclear decentralization,” he said in a statement.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Kantz had earlier told a security conference in Munich, Germany, that “all measures must be taken to ensure that Iran never becomes a country on the threshold of nuclear energy.”
“The world will never allow it, Israel will never allow it,” said Penny Kantz, whose country is considered the only nuclear expert in the Middle East.
The 2015 agreement allowed the lifting of international sanctions against Iran, in exchange for severe limitations on its nuclear program to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear bomb.
Vienna talks are being held between the Iranians and other signatories (Germany, China, France, the United Kingdom and Russia) with the indirect involvement of the United States.
This Sunday, Iranian officials called on their government to seek “guarantees” from Western countries participating in the talks, the official news agency Irna reported. In a statement to President Ibrahim Rice, the signatories called on the three European countries and the United States to pledge that they would not initiate a withdrawal process and that Tehran would not lift sanctions against Iran if it failed to honor Iran. Pledges.
Travel to Qatar
Qatari sources say Ibrahim Raisi, who is mostly a mediator, was due to arrive in Qatar on Monday to discuss the nuclear deal. “Qatar is serious about bridging the gap between the United States and Iran, which caused obstacles during the talks in Vienna, but they have made progress and are beginning to consider direct talks,” an anonymous ambassador said.
French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian envoy on Saturday that Iran “should now seize the opportunity” to defend the Vienna Agreement, the French presidency said. On Thursday, the United States announced “significant progress” in Vienna, determining a possible agreement “in the coming days”.
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