Israel PM Says Won’t Abide Any Nuclear Deal With Iran

Israel Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday said that his country would not constrain itself with any nuclear agreement between the world powers and Iran.

Bennett made the remarks in a briefing to a parliamentary committee, in which he said Israel would continue to consider itself free to act “with no constraints” against its arch-foe if necessary.

“In regard to the nuclear talks in Vienna, we are definitely concerned. Israel is not a party to the agreements,” Bennett added.

Bennett said Israel is not bound by what will be written in the agreements, if they are signed. “We will continue to maintain full freedom of action anywhere any time, with no constraints,” Bennett added.

Bennett’s remarks came at a time when indirect talks between Iran and the United States on salvaging the 2015 Iran nuclear deal resumed a week ago in Vienna.

The eighth round of marathon talks between Iran and the P5, Russia, China, France, UK and Germany resumed in the Austrian capital on December 27.

The P5 representatives will focus on how to remove sanctions on Iran imposed by the US after the former President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 deal in May 2018.

However, the Russian and Iranian officials had recently said progress has been made in the Vienna talks.

The Russian envoy to Iran nuclear talks, Mikhail Ulyanov, said that talks are moving “slowly but steadily”.

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