Israel will not be bound by a possible revival of the Iran nuclear agreement, because the country should be able to defend itself against a potential aggressor,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that the Zionist entity will not be bound by a possible revival of the Iran nuclear agreement.
In a speech he said that the occupation regime “should be able to defend itself against a potential aggressor.”
“A deal with Iran that threatens us with annihilation will not obligate us”, he claimed, commenting the ongoing talks in Vienna between the joint JCPOA commission and Iranian representatives.
According to Netanyahu, the nuclear agreement in its original form “is worthless”.
“I say to our closest friends too: ‘A deal with Iran that threatens us with annihilation will not obligate us’. Only one thing will obligate us: to prevent those who wish to destroy us from carrying out their plans”, the Israeli prime minister said.
The US recently expressed its intention to “reconstruct” the nuclear agreement, abandoned by Washington in 2018. The US has demanded that Tehran reverse some steps taken since then to improve its nuclear program, but the Islamic Republic insisted that the US should first remove all sanctions, reimposed after Washington’s withdrawal from the pact.
Tel Aviv has been opposed to the JCPOA from the very beginning, and after the possibility of its resumption emerged, claimed that the “old format” could help Iran create “nuclear arsenal” and urged for broader restrictions for Iran.