Israel Defense Forces chief of staff calls Biden administration: do not return to Iran nuclear agreement
On the 26th local time, Aviv kohawi, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, said that the Israeli military is updating its action plan for Iran, and any US move to return to the Iran nuclear agreement will be “wrong.”.
According to Al Jazeera television on the 27th, kohavi said on the 26th local time that the plan was made after Iran restarted its nuclear program in recent months. “It is a bad thing and a wrong choice from the current strategic point of view to return to the nuclear agreement, or to reach any similar agreement,” he said in a speech at the Israel National Security Institute on the same day
According to the report, such remarks made by the chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces on US policy are “really rare” and are likely to be “approved in advance by the Israeli government”. The remarks are a clear signal to US President Biden to act cautiously in any diplomatic contact with Iran. In addition, kohavi also said that he had instructed the IDF to prepare a series of other plans in addition to the existing plan of action, but the final implementation “will be decided by the government leadership”.
According to previous reports, in July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany on the Iranian nuclear issue. According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program, and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. In May 2018, the US government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iraq. Since May 2019, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of part of the terms of the agreement, but promised to take “reversible” measures.
Biden advocated resuming negotiations with the Iranian government “as a starting point” for the Iran nuclear agreement during his election campaign for the US president. However, the new secretary of state, Lincoln, said on the 19th of this month before taking office that it is far from time to return to the Iran nuclear agreement. It is reported that a few hours after Biden took office, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on him to urge the United States to return to the comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear issue and lift sanctions against Iran.