Netanyahu says Israel opposes nuclear ‘mini-agreements’ with Iran

The Times of Israel reports: “Israel opposes any interim agreement between the US and Iran regarding the latter’s nuclear program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at a cabinet meeting Sunday.

‘Our most important mission is to curb Iran’s nuclear program,’ Netanyahu said in the wake of reports of an impending understanding between the US and Iran.

‘First of all, [we oppose] the original agreement,’ Netanyahu said of the 2015 nuclear deal, which the US pulled out of in 2018. ‘Our principled opposition contributes to the fact that the US isn’t returning to the [JCPOA].’

‘We also tell [the US] that even… ‘mini agreements,’ in our opinion, do not serve our goals, and we oppose those as well.’

Netanyahu repeated similar messages in remarks Sunday evening during a visit to the Israel Aerospace Industries, saying the emerging understandings ‘are unacceptable to us.’

Last week, Iran said it was conducting indirect negotiations with the United States through the Sultanate of Oman, with nuclear issues, US sanctions and detainees on the agenda…”

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