Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett Accuses US Of Trying To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal At ‘Any Cost’

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett accused the U.S. on Sunday of attempting to revive former President Barack Obama’s 2015 Iran nuclear deal at “any cost.”

Bennett held a cabinet meeting Sunday where he discussed reports of the U.S. potentially removing the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)’s terrorist designation as the Biden administration considers a nuclear deal with Iran, according to The Times of Israel. The IRGC was labeled a terrorist organization in 2019 by former President Donald Trump’s administration, and Iran is reportedly requesting the IRGC be delisted as part of the nuclear deal, the outlet reported.


“We are very concerned about the United States’ intention to give in to Iran’s outrageous demand and remove the IRGC from the list of terrorist organizations,” Bennett said. “This is not just an Israeli problem. Other countries — allies of the United States in the region — face this organization day in and day out.”

“In recent years, they have fired missiles at peaceful countries and launched UAVs at Israel and other countries,” Bennet added. “Even now, the IRGC terrorist organization is trying to murder certain Israelis and Americans around the world.”

Bennett continued by stating that there was “determination to sign the nuclear deal with Iran at almost any cost.” Bennett added that delisting the IRGC’s terrorist organization status would be “too high a price,” according to The Times of Israel. (RELATED: US To Lift Sanctions Against Terrorists, Human Rights Abusers As Part Of Iran Nuclear Agreement: REPORT)

President Joe Biden has been considering resurrecting Obama’s 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which would reportedly lessen economic sanctions against Iran while adding restrictions to the country’s nuclear program. The Trump administration rescinded the agreement in 2018 and reintroduced economic sanctions against Iran.