Both US and Iran are to blame for the failure to renew the nuclear deal, but Tel Aviv is throwing in any monkey wrench it can to sabotage it.

By Daniel Larson, Responsible Statecraft

The negotiations to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) remain stalled, and there is now little chance that the U.S., Iran, and the P4+1 will reach a mutually satisfactory agreement before the U.S. midterm elections in November.

Protestors hold signs demanding peaceful negotiations with Iran

According to Laura Rozen’s reporting, the latest response from the Iranian government has set back the negotiations even further, and the Israeli government believes that there will be no agreement in the near term. Israeli prime minister Yair Lapid said last week that his government was engaged in an “intensive campaign” to kill the deal, and he seems closer than ever before to reaching that goal.

According to Israeli press, President Biden and U.S. officials reportedly conveyed to Lapid in recent conversations that the nuclear deal would not be restored in the foreseeable future.

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