Israel’s top general said on Tuesday that itsmilitary was revising its operational plans against Iran and that any US return to a 2015 nuclear accord with Tehran would be “wrong.” The remarks were an apparent signal to US President Joe Biden that he should exercise caution in his diplomatic engagements with Iran. Critical comments on US policymaking by Israel’s military chief of staff are rare and likely would have been pre-approved by the Israeli government. Antony Blinken—just confirmed on Tuesday as Biden’s secretary of state—said last week that the United States was “a long way” from deciding on whether it will rejoin the deal and would need to see what Iran has actually done to resume complying with the pact. Since Washington pulled out of the deal, Iran has gradually breached its key limits: building up its stockpile of low enriched uranium, enriching uranium to higher levels of purity, and installing centrifuges in ways barred by the accord.
In partnership with Ohio Jewish Communities, we'd like to invite you to join us for a briefing on Monday, February 1 from 10:00 to 11:30 (EST) on the topic of the vaccination campaign in Israel. The briefing will be presented by Dr. Asher Salmon, Head of the International Relations Department at the Ministry of Health.
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