US, Israel and Iran: What will the Biden presidency mean for the Middle East? | DW News

US, Israel and Iran: What will the Biden presidency mean for the Middle East? | DW News

US President-elect Joe Biden has expressed interest in returning to the Iran nuclear deal. Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff told DW that preventing Iran from getting a nuclear missile is the “bottom line.”

Iran accused Israel of the assassination of its top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh during his funeral service on November 11. Israel has since warned its citizens in the region to be cautious of potential retaliation in light of Iranian threats.

The Israeli ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, spoke to DW about the tense situation in the Middle East and highlighted his country’s determination to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear missile. With regards to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement between Iran and several Western states, and incoming US President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to return to the deal, the Israeli ambassador expressed his government’s skepticism, referring to a “string of violations” of the deal on the Iranian side.

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