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6 February 2022

Prime Minister Naftali Bennet contended that “the greatest threat against the State of Israel is Iran.… An agreement – according to the apparent terms [being discussed in Vienna] – will damage the ability to deal with the nuclear program. Whoever thinks that an agreement will increase stability – is mistaken. It will temporarily delay enrichment but all of us in the region will pay a heavy, disproportionate price for it”. Bennett further highlighted that “we are currently closing gaps and building up Israel’s military strength... Israel will maintain freedom of action in any case, with or without an agreement”. He went on to argue that “investing in the Iranian regime, in the Iranian economy, is an unwise investment in both the long and intermediate terms”. The same day, Bennett and President Biden conferred on “regional challenges, especially the growing Iranian aggression, and the steps to block the Iranian nuclear program”.

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