As the talks began in Vienna, the Israeli prime minister called on world powers not to “succumb to Iran’s nuclear blackmail.”
JERUSALEM – As negotiations began in Vienna, the Israeli prime minister called on world powers not to “succumb to Iran’s nuclear blackmail” on Monday.
Naftali Bennett said in a video statement sent to representatives of countries that began negotiations with Iran that Tehran seeks to “end sanctions in exchange for almost nothing” and to maintain the integrity of its nuclear program, while maintaining the integrity of its nuclear program. After the sanctions were lifted, they received hundreds of billions of dollars. The video was obtained by the Associated Press.
Negotiators from Iran and world powers met in Vienna on Monday to resume negotiations aimed at resuming the 2015 nuclear agreement.
Since the United States withdrew from the landmark nuclear agreement between the world powers and Iran in 2018, Iran has increased its uranium enrichment efforts.
Israel publicly opposed the agreement, and Israeli officials now say that Tehran is closer than ever to developing nuclear weapons, which it will not comply with. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will visit London and Paris this week to discuss Iran with British and French officials. This week, Secretary of Defense Benny Gantz will head to Washington with the same goal.
Iran insists that its nuclear program is only used for peaceful purposes. It blamed the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw and restore severe sanctions for the collapse of the agreement.
Israel is widely regarded as the only country in the Middle East that possesses nuclear weapons, even though it maintains a vague policy of its own plans.