The Biden Administration said to Israel that a return to the Iran nuclear deal is the “most effective” way to address its security concerns, after acting Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid opposed the deal.
State Department spokesman Ned Price at a press conference said the Biden Administration continues to believe that a mutual return to the nuclear pact is the most effective way to have security in the region.
Price assured that the United States has been informing Israel from day one about the negotiation process with Iran to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, which was supposed to limit Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions and which was abandoned by President Donald Trump in 2018.
Lapid spoke Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron and conveyed to him that his government opposes the new nuclear deal being negotiated with Iran and stressed that Israel reserves the right to act outside the pact.
The United States continues to prepare its response to Iran’s considerations last week to the European Union’s (EU) final proposal for a return to the nuclear pact.
Price was encouraged by the fact that Iran has withdrawn some of its demands, such as the end of sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, but there are still some outstanding issues to be resolved.