The feasible timeline for reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal has passed, and negotiation with Tehran should focus on a new, stronger text, a senior Israeli official told reporters prior to Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s arrival in Berlin on Sunday night.
“Now is the time to come up with a new agreement” to halt Iran’s push to develop nuclear weapons, stated the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. If a deal could be reached with Iran once, it could be negotiated a second time, the official said.
“We definitely think that the adherence” by the six world powers “to returning to the previous nuclear agreement is a mistake, and they can achieve more if they put their policies in the right place,” he explained.
The official speculated that “at this point in time, it appears that a nuclear agreement with Iran will not be signed at least until after the [US] midterm elections” in November.