Iran nuclear talks must be halted, Bennett tells Blinken


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Iran nuclear talks must be halted, Bennett tells Blinken
Mossad chief: Iran will never have a nuclear weapon * US Secretary of State: "We'll know in a day or two if Iran is serious"
Published: DECEMBER 2, 2021

World powers must halt negotiations in Vienna to renew the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and impose strict measures against Tehran, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Thursday. “The prime minister addressed the ongoing and provocative violations of Iran in the nuclear field that are happening at the same time as the negotiations,” an Israeli source emphasized. “The answer is not to give in to extortion but rather to make the Iranians pay an immediate price for their blackmail,” the source added.

Bennett spoke to Blinken from Jerusalem on the fourth day of European Union-led indirect talks between Iran and the United States that have exposed large gaps between the two sides without offering much hope for resolution. Mossad chief David Barnea pledged Thursday night that “Iran will not have nuclear weapons – not in the coming years, not ever. This is my personal commitment: This is the Mossad’s commitment. “Our eyes are open, we are alert, and together with our colleagues in the defense establishment, we will do whatever it takes to keep that threat away from the State of Israel and to thwart it in every way,” Barnea said.