The US envoy to Israel said Tel Aviv would not be tied by any nuclear deal with Iran
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Washington’s ambassador to Israel has said that a renewed nuclear pact with Iran will not bar the Jewish State from taking action to “protect” itself, as negotiators attempt to revive the 2015 JCPOA agreement between Tehran and world powers.
Speaking to Israel’s Channel 12 for an interview on Thursday, Ambassador Tom Nides assured that the United States does not expect Tel Aviv to “sit quietly and not do anything” should a final deal be struck with Iran.
“We’ve been very clear about this. If we have a deal, the Israelis’ hands are not tied. If we don’t have a deal, the Israelis’ hands are certainly not tied,” the envoy said, adding that whether or not an agreement is reached, “Israel can do and take whatever actions they need to take to protect the state of Israel.”