Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has called on world powers to work with Iran to negotiate a nuclear treaty.
Bennett made the remarks Sunday as his security and intelligence officials travel to Washington to discuss the matter to speak freely.
He continued Iran going forward in its atomic program has also raised the bar.
“I urge any country that negotiates with Iran in Vienna to be strong and ensure that Iran does not enrich uranium and negotiate at the same time,” Bennett told his minister on Sunday.
“Iran has to start paying for its violation.”
The original deal, led by then-President Barack Obama, provided Iran with much-needed relief from the financial crisis in exchange for a nuclear ban. But then-President Donald Trump, with strong support from Israel, withdrew from the deal in 2018, which led to its collapse.
Last week’s talks in Vienna resumed five months later and were the first time a powerful Iranian government had participated.
Negotiators in Europe and America were disappointed by Iran’s actions and doubted whether the talks would succeed.
Israel has repeatedly opposed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, known as the JCPOA, saying it did not go far enough to suspend the country’s nuclear weapons program and did not address what it considered to be Iran’s nuclear war in all areas.
Well-known statements in Israel now suggest that the withdrawal of the US, especially without Iran’s emergency plan to continue developing nuclear programs, was wrong.
But the new Israeli government has maintained a position similar to that of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, refusing to return to the original agreement and calling for talks to be accompanied by military pressure on Iran.
‘Maximum pressure’ penalties
Following the dissolution of the treaty, Iran expanded its nuclear program. Iran now enriches a little bit of uranium up to 60 percent – a short step away from the 90 percent weapons group. Iran also circulates high centrifuges banned by the treaty, and the amount of uranium now exceeds the treaty limits.
So far, Iran has shown no signs of slowing down. The chief negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani, also said this week that Iran is preparing to deliver a third list of demands to its allies. This would include a refund after the two-page requirement last week.
“Any penalties for violating and not complying with the rules [deal] should be removed immediately, “Bagheri Kani said Al Jazeera. “All sanctions imposed or re-imposed under the so-called coercive campaign in the United States should be abolished immediately.”
With Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi launching a campaign to lift sanctions, it has become increasingly clear that his rivals are now embroiled in controversy.
Last week, the UN nuclear watchdog confirmed that Iran had begun increasing uranium up to 20 percent cleaning at its subway in Fordow, as the area where the agreement has banned any heavy workloads.
Also over the weekend, Iran said he tried a way to protect himself from space to space near its Natanz nuclear site. Late Saturday, residents of the area saw a light in the sky and heard a loud explosion.
“Every threat from the enemy will be answered with force and vigor,” state TV quoted Lieutenant-Commander Ali Moazeni as saying.
President Joe Biden has said the United States is ready to re-sign the treaty, although the US has not directly participated in the recent negotiations since Washington’s departure. Instead, the US negotiators were close to where they were told by the other participants – including the three European powers, China and Russia.
Although Israel did not take part in the talks, they resolved to keep in touch with US and European allies in the talks, which are due to resume this week.
Israeli intelligence chief David Barnea arrived in Washington late Saturday for an undisclosed trip and Security Minister Benny Gantz left on Wednesday to meet with US counterpart Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid was in London and Paris last week to discuss talks with Israeli allies in Europe.
Bennett said Israel was using round time to persuade Americans to “use other weapons” against Iran’s nuclear program, without elaborating.
Chief Mossad Barnea is expected to give U.S. officials “the new wisdom Tehran has done” in its nuclear activities, the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said.
Barnea will deliver Israeli messages to increase sanctions on Iran and to put real military threats at the table against Tehran, on a daily basis. He also informed Washington that Israel would not agree to any nuclear deal with Tehran and would continue to work to end Iran’s nuclear program.
Israel and the US are believed to have acted in secret against Iran’s nuclear workers and infrastructure in order to destroy the program.
The current Israeli government has refused to return to the 2015 treaty, promoting an agreement that affects other Iranian military systems, including its missile program and support forces like Lebanon’s Hezbollah.
Israel has also supported “reliable” military threats against Iran as an aid.
The head of the government department said the negotiators expect Iran to “pay attention” to the talks. He said that although Russia and China, Iran’s key trading partners, which have traditionally been slow in their relations with the country, have left talks last week worried about what will happen.
“Every day that passes is a day when we are close to saying that they have no plans to return to the JCPOA soon,” said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to US correspondents. monitoring.
He said Iran could use the talks as a cover to continue developing a nuclear program, which could serve as a catalyst.
Negotiators in Europe also expressed frustration with the Iranians. Top ambassadors from Germany, the United Kingdom and France say Iran has “advanced its nuclear program” and “lagged behind in technological progress”.
“It is not clear how these new opportunities will be closed in real time based on Iranian documents,” he said.
Iran has said its atomic program is peaceful. However, U.S. law enforcement agencies and international observers have stated that Iran had a nuclear weapons program until 2003. Non-nuclear experts fear that any crisis could push Iran into dangerous areas to try to force Western powers to lift sanctions.