25/02/2021

Axios: U.S. and Israel to hold talks over Iranian nuclear issue soon

WASHINGTON, D. C. — With the Iranian regime continuing to neglect its obligations under the nuclear agreement, the U.S. and Israel are planning talks about reactivating the strategic working group headed by the national security advisers in the two countries to confront Tehran, according to a report by U.S. news outlet Axios.

Axios reported that the first round of the talks about the intelligence information related to the Iranian nuclear program will soon be held.

The report also indicated that, despite U.S. President Joe Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have contradictory views on the Iranian nuclear agreement, the resumption of the working group is an indication of their willingness to start a serious and professional dialogue, instead of engaging in a political confrontation.

The group is currently headed by U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben Shabat. It includes senior officials from various national security agencies, as well as senior officials of foreign policy and intelligence in the two countries.

The highest Israeli priority in the video-conference meeting is to deliver the latest intelligence information about Iran’s nuclear program and evaluate whether the U.S. and Israeli intelligence images are compatible.