Sullivan from the United States and Bennett from Israel are trying to find a way to work together on Iran’s nuclear programme. He met with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Wednesday, and the two tried to show a more united front on Iran’s nuclear programme after the U.S. and Israel had a disagreement about the matter.
Israeli officials say they have asked the U.S. to be more aggressive with Tehran if talks in Vienna don’t work out. They also say that they are planning a military strike on Iran in case the talks don’t work out. People in the Biden administration are taking a more cautious stance. They think that economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure are better than a military attack.
Jake Sullivan, Joe Biden’s national security adviser, said that world leaders are at a critical point and that the U.S. and Israel need to work together to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
They said that the US and Israel are united in their warning to Iran that time is running out for it to seriously negotiate ways to stop Iran’s nuclear programme at talks in Vienna with the US, European powers, Russia, and China. After not making much progress, those talks are set to start again soon.
When Naftali Bennett met with Mr. Sullivan, he said that there were some differences between them.
Because we are both so strong and have such a strong friendship, “we can also talk openly and candidly about the challenges we both face,” he said. People in the Middle East and Israel will be very worried about what happens in Vienna.
If Israel and the United States can’t agree on a common strategy for dealing with Iran, they will go their own way. This has been a big change in recent weeks.
On Wednesday, Israeli officials said that they were pleased with Mr. Sullivan’s visit and that they had assurances that the U.S. was ready to take a tougher stance with Iran if the current talks didn’t work out.
One Israeli official said that Mr. Sullivan made it clear that the Biden administration still wanted to reach a reasonable deal with Iran, but said that if that wasn’t possible, they were ready to go in a different direction.
An official from another country said that Israel wanted more economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran during the nuclear talks. If the talks didn’t work out, the negotiators should show that they could use real military force if they didn’t. It was part of a meeting between Israeli and American officials. Israeli officials asked the US for more information about Iran and its regional allies from the US.
How would things go if no one agreed? said the second Israeli official, who said that Israel sees a military operation as the last thing it can do.
In one of the country’s biggest newspapers, Yedioth Ahronoth, there was a full-page picture of Israel’s new air force chief and a bold headline in Hebrew: “Can you attack Iran tomorrow? Yes.”
General Tomer Bar: “There is no situation in which we work there and I don’t come back and say, “I did my job.
This month, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak spoke. It was Benny Gantz who came up with the idea for the game then, he told US officials that he had told the military to come up with a new plan to attack Iran.
We need to step up the pressure on Tehran, says Gantz on Wednesday.
People who work for the world’s governments and countries in the Middle East have a shared responsibility to show the Iranian regime that time is actually working against them, he said at an Air Force graduation ceremony.
It’s said that Iran’s nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes and isn’t meant to be used to make weapons. People in Iran say they are talking to world powers about the nuclear deal in good faith. They blame the U.S. for leaving the deal.
Iran has said that it will fight back against Israeli threats of military force. This week, Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps began its annual war games in the Persian Gulf. This is a powerful branch of Iran’s military. Major Iranian general Gholamali Rashid said that anyone who was responsible for a strike on Iran would be “decisively” fought back against.
His trip to Israel came at the same time as a new warning from Rob Malley, the Biden administration’s point person on talks with Iran.