Israel to present demands on Iran deal to US President Biden.
Yossi Cohen, director of the Mossad, is expected to leave for the United States to present Israel’s demands regarding any potential nuclear deal with Iran to US President Joe Biden and the director of the CIA.
Israel’s demands include immediate cessation of Iranian nuclear enrichment and the production of advanced centrifuges, renouncement of Iranian support of terrorist organizations, and for Iran to cease building up its presence in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.
Earlier this week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on Biden to rejoin the nuclear deal.
“The ball is in the US court now. If Washington returns to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, we will also fully respect our commitments under the pact,” Rouhani said.
The Iranian government has ruled out the possibility of renegotiating the nuclear deal, saying it was fully discussed in detail five years ago and needs no renegotiations.
Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday stressed that Iran must resume compliance with the restrictions under the 2015 deal for the US to come to the table.
However, such a comment would not address the concerns of Israel and the Gulf states. For them, Iran merely “resuming compliance” with the original 2015 deal would in no way be satisfactory. “Compliance” would simply facilitate and legalize Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb. Its terror activities and ballistic missile program would continue, while sanctions against it would be lifted in some form.