Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke on the phone with US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, discussing the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) talks with Iran, the prime minister’s office said.
TEL AVIV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – August 31, 2022) Israeli Prime Minister Yar Lapid had a phone conversation with US President Joe Biden on Wednesday, discussing the revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, the Prime Minister’s Office said.
“Prime Minister Lapid and President Biden spoke at length about negotiating a nuclear deal and their joint commitment to stop Iran’s progress toward nuclear weapons,” Lapid’s office said in a statement.
The leaders also discussed recent developments and what the Prime Minister’s Office referred to as “Iranian terrorist activities in the Middle East and beyond”.
Referring to last week’s precision airstrikes against ammunition depots used by groups linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Lapid emphasized the importance of the strikes authorized by Biden in Syria, the statement said.
The JCPOA agreement was sealed in 2015 by China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as the European Union. Former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran.
Talks between Iran and global powers to revive the deal and end US sanctions on Iran’s oil exports have gained momentum recently. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Wednesday that a deal to restore the 2015 nuclear deal is expected to be reached in the next few days.