On Sunday Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a clear message to US President-elect Joe Biden that he would push back against American efforts to rejoin the Iran deal.
“Do not return to the previous [Iran] nuclear deal,” Netanyahu said at a memorial service for first prime minister David Ben-Gurion. “We must keep to an uncompromising policy to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.”
Netanyahu also credited Israel’s “determined stance against Iran’s nuclearization and… our opposition to the nuclear deal with Iran” with Arab countries changing their position on Israel.
Biden, who will take office on January 20, has said he would rejoin the deal if Iran first resumed strict compliance and would work with allies “to strengthen and extend it, while more effectively pushing back against Iran’s other destabilizing activities.”