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Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says

Added 09-14-21 06:34:06pm EST - “But Benny Gantz also threatens military action if Tehran continues developing nukes.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “Israel Can Live With a New Iran Nuclear Deal, Defense Minister Says”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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TEL AVIV, Israel—Israel would be willing to accept a return to a U.S.-negotiated nuclear deal with Iran, Defense Minister Benny Gantz told Foreign Policy—but Israeli officials are also pressing Washington to prepare a serious “demonstration of power” in case negotiations with Tehran fail.

The remarks, made during an exclusive interview last week, appear to reflect a shift in policy for Israel, which under the leadership of former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu loudly opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement and worked to undermine it.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the agreement in 2018, but the Biden administration has renewed the diplomacy—even as Iran moves closer to enriching enough uranium to make a nuclear weapon.

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