Israel ‘very concerned’ as US, Iran return to nuclear talks – Bennett

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Israel ‘very concerned’ as US, Iran return to nuclear talks – Bennett
“The Americans are saying one thing to us and then the opposite within a few hours” about interim agreement Israel strongly opposes, source says.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Published: NOVEMBER 28, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned against an interim agreement with Iran that the US is considering, a day before nuclear negotiations with Iran resume in Vienna. “Israel is very concerned about the willingness to lift sanctions and allow the flow of billions to Iran in exchange for insufficient restrictions on the nuclear program,” Bennett said at the start of Sunday’s cabinet meeting. “This is a message that we are conveying in every way, both to the Americans and to the other countries that are negotiating with Iran.”

Bennett added that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will deliver the same message to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris this week. Bennett’s comments reflect increasing alarm in Jerusalem over the American position going into the indirect talks with Iran in Vienna on Monday.

“The Americans are saying one thing to us and then the opposite within a few hours,” a senior Israeli diplomatic source lamented. The source cited an article published in Politico over the weekend quoting a senior Biden administration official who said the US was “open to alternatives,” such as an interim deal that may be pushed by one of the other parties to the JCPOA.

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