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Israeli leaders take credit for blocking Iran nuclear deal

Former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took credit for the current deadlock in talks between Iran and world powers.
Former Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett arrives to attend the first cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on July 3, 2022, days after lawmakers dissolved parliament.

One sentence uttered by US President Joe Biden to a protester generated great excitement in Israel this week. According to a newly surfaced video of the brief Nov. 3 encounter, the demonstrator urged Biden to declare the Iran nuclear deal dead. “It is dead, but we are not going to announce it,” he answered, essentially burying the lengthy, convoluted negotiations between Iran and world powers on reconstituting the agreement, which have troubled Israel greatly since the Democrats came to power almost two years ago.

Israel’s former Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was quick to take credit for the demise of the deal. “Quietly and wisely, through a series of diplomatic and other actions, we managed to stop the return to the nuclear agreement without creating a rift with the US,” Bennett tweeted.

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