Israel working to convince US to push Iran for ‘no-sunset-clause’ nuke deal


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Israel working to convince US to push Iran for ‘no-sunset-clause’ nuke deal
The proposed plan is a deal without the 2015 JCPOA’s “sunset clauses,” which gradually lift restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program.
Published: JUNE 2, 2022

With Iran nuclear talks frozen, Israel has presented the Biden administration an alternative path forward: to offer Tehran a nuclear deal in which economic sanctions would be lifted, but not the restrictions on its nuclear program. National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata raised the idea in his meetings with his American counterpart Jake Sullivan in Washington this week.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is set to meet with International Atomic Energy Agency Secretary-General Rafael Grossi in Jerusalem on Friday. Grossi landed in Israel on Thursday evening, days before an IAEA Board of Governors meeting in which the US and the E3 – France, Great Britain and Germany – are expected to push for the body to rebuke Iran following a report by Grossi that Iran has enough enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon and has not provided credible explanations for the IAEA’s findings of violations. The Western powers had hesitated to promote resolutions against Iran in recent years, in order to continue negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.