Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid reiterated on Thursday his opposition to returning to the nuclear agreement with Iran, calling for intensifying pressure on Tehran to return to the negotiating table to discuss an alternative agreement.
The Israeli Prime Minister’s office said in a statement that Lapid held a working meeting with US President Joe Biden, in the presence of a team from both parties.
“The prime minister and the US president welcomed the warm and independent relations that bind Israel and the United States,” he added.
The statement made it clear that the two sides held lengthy discussions on regional issues, foremost of which is the Iranian file, where Lapid thanked the US President for his decision not to remove the Iranian Revolutionary Guard from the list of terrorist organizations.
He pointed out that “the Prime Minister stressed his opposition to returning to the nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and the need to intensify pressure on Iran, to return to the negotiating table to discuss an alternative agreement.”
According to the statement, the two sides stressed the importance of the Negev Forum and the need to strengthen cooperation within the framework of the regional structure and seek to expand the circle of countries that have concluded peace treaties with Israel.
The two sides welcomed “the joint statements issued by Israel and the United States, and in the first place, the Jerusalem Declaration that will be signed today, as well as the joint declaration on the establishment of strategic cooperation in the field of advanced technologies,” as well as the I2U2 Leaders Forum.