Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid met with US officials on Thursday and said if the Biden administration doesn’t “walk away” from the current Iran nuclear deal talks, it will show “weakness.”
“In the current situation, the time has come to walk away from the table. Anything else sends a message of weakness to Iran,” Lapid told US Ambassador to Israel Tom Nides and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), according to an Israeli official speaking to Axios.
The US is currently reviewing Iran’s response to an EU proposal to revive the deal, known as the JCPOA. Details of the proposal and Iran’s response aren’t clear, but Iran is reportedly seeking some guarantees if the US withdraws from the deal again, as it did in 2018.