“Biden risks losing leverage over Iran”

"Biden risks losing leverage over Iran"

Israel may refuse to cooperate with the administration of United States President Joe Biden in developing a strategy to return Washington to the nuclear deal.

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan made this statement in a commentary to Halei IDF radio.

The new administration in the US has announced a desire to return to the 2015 nuclear deal, from which former President Donald Trump withdrew, initiating a policy of maximum pressure against Tehran.

In an interview, however, Biden assured that he was not going to be the first to make a move and lift sanctions against Tehran until it stopped enriching uranium. The White House chief also recently indicated a desire to consult with allies in the Middle East about action on the Islamic Republic.

“We will not be able to engage in such a process if the new administration reverts to this deal. We believe that if the United States goes back to the same agreement that it has already withdrawn from, all of its leverage will be lost,” Erdan said.

According to the diplomat, when Biden lifts sanctions, the Iranians “will have no real incentive to negotiate and reach an agreement that can actually rule out the possibility of developing nuclear weapons.”