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President Biden again defended his decision to revive the Iran nuclear deal, this time rejecting Israeli media objections to the matter.
Biden spoke to Israel’s Channel 12 in a pre-recorded interview that aired Wednesday. The interviewer turned to the Iran Deal, citing recent polls that found that 75% of Israelis do not trust the Biden administration to consider Israel’s interests when negotiating on the issue.
“The only thing worse than Iran that exists now is Iran with nuclear weapons, and if we can go back to the deal and stick to it,” Biden said. He again accused former President Donald Trump of withdrawing from the deal and providing Iran with an opportunity to rapidly increase its nuclear proliferation.
“[Iran is] closer to a nuclear weapon now than they were before, “he said.” It has nothing to do with whether the Quds Force will stop or continue to be engaged in activity: we can take action against them and they have still an agreement where they curtail their nuclear program… so I still think it makes sense. ”
PETROLEUM, IRAN AND NORMALIZATION IN THE FOREGROUND ON THE AGENDA WHEN BIDEN STARTS ON A TRIP TO ISRAEL AND SAUDI ARABIA
The Biden administration continues to push the deal forward, also stating that “Iran poses a regional and global threat.”
Asked by Israeli journalist Yonit Levy in the Biden interview that he would do anything to make sure Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons and if that meant using force against Iran, the president replied: “If this were the case. last resort, yes “.
Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior member of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies told Fox News Digital: “If the goal is to prevent a nuclear-armed Islamic Republic, resurrect an agreement that even by 2015 standards was fatally flawed and nothing. ‘other than a time-out is the exact opposite approach. ”
“Blaming Trump for the Iranian political impasse is old news,” he said. “The Biden administration promised in early 2021 to make sure politics stops at the water’s edge. Going to Israel and invoking the evolution of the Iranian nuclear threat as the result of your predecessor does just the opposite.”
“An agreement that rewards those who support the Iranian terrorist apparatus only makes sense if the goal is not to vigorously confront that apparatus to begin with,” he added.
BIDEN HELPS NETANYAHU DURING THE TRIP TO THE MIDDLE EAST
The Israeli position remains important as both Biden and Israeli officials today reaffirmed the partnership and “important strategic ties” between the two nations.
The IDF Chief of Staff, LTG Aviv Kohavi, said: “Operational cooperation and close coordination between the United States and the State of Israel is an additional component of the important strategic alliance between the two countries.”
“Strategic ties between our armies are integral to maintaining stability and addressing shared threats in the Middle East, and we are striving to expand our cooperation and create a variety of new opportunities in the air, at sea and on land.” , he has declared . “Our relationship with the United States is a significant component in preserving regional stability in the face of the ongoing strategic race with the Iranian regime, which not only endangers the State of Israel, but is a regional and global threat that countries of the region must act together against “.
THE VISIT OF BIDEN TO THE MIDDLE EAST CANNOT BE ONLY ONE IF WE TRULY WANT TO REPAIR RELATIONS IN THE REGION
President Biden examined the IDF’s air defense systems, including the Iron Dome Aerial Defense System, the Arrow Defense System, David’s Sling System, and the new Iron Beam Laser Air Defense System.
Air defense systems are a product of state-of-the-art Israeli technology and provide a response to the wide range of multi-layered threats in different areas. These systems form the multi-layered air defense line and protect the lives of Israeli civilians, including threats posed by the Iranian regime.
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The defense systems presented to President Biden constitute a significant component of the IDF’s defensive preparations against the Iranian regime and its terrorist delegates in the region. The IDF is invested in preserving the state of Israel’s qualitative military advantage in the region and in maintaining security for its civilians.