28 August 2022

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, discussing talks to revive the JCPOA, maintained that “we are making a concerted effort to ensure the Americans and Europeans understand the dangers involved in this agreement”, while highlighting: “Israel is not opposed to an agreement. It is both possible and necessary to make Iran sign a much better agreement, one that the Americans themselves dubbed Longer & Stronger… We can reach such an agreement if a credible military threat is put on the table, if the Iranians realise that their defiance and deceit will exact a heavy price”. He further asserted: “We have the right to defend ourselves. If an agreement is signed, it will not oblige us. We are not a party to it and it will not limit our actions. The IDF and the Mossad have received instructions from us to prepare for any scenario”.

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