Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that the administration of President-elect Biden “should not return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.”
Why it matters: Comments – at the annual ceremony in memory of David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister – signal that Netanyahu plans to repeat the public campaign against an Iranian deal he was involved in during the Obama administration.
- In the country, they also show that Netanyahu is preparing for a new election campaign in which he will claim that he is the only one who can stand firmly against Biden and protect Israel from Iran.
What he says: Netanyahu said Israel must adhere to an uncompromising policy to ensure that Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.
- “Thanks to our resolute stance against Iran̵
Game status: Biden’s team believes President Trump’s withdrawal from the deal with Iran was a catastrophic mistake, but Biden acknowledges that it will not be easy to reassemble the deal in a way that continues.