“Reuters” agency quoted a source describing it as informed that the administration of US President Joe Biden informed Israel in advance that it intends Thursday to announce that it is ready for talks with Iran about the return of Washington and Tehran to the nuclear agreement signed with Iran in 2015.
According to “Reuters,” Biden’s aides wanted to avoid surprising Israel, Iran’s archenemy in the region, with the United States ’plans, which included informing the United Nations Security Council that the new US administration would cancel former President Donald Trump’s assertion to reimpose all UN sanctions on Iran in September.
But the source said Biden did not directly inform Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the change in US policy on Iran when they spoke for the first time on Wednesday.
Netanyahu has made it clear that he is firmly opposed to the United States returning to Iran’s nuclear deal.
On Thursday, the United States announced that it had agreed to an invitation sent by the European Union to participate in talks that Iran would attend to discuss ways to revive the Iranian nuclear deal.
“The United States accepts an invitation from the High Representative of the European Union to attend a meeting of the 5 + 1 Group (the United States, Germany, China, France, Britain, and Russia) and Iran to discuss the best way to proceed about Iran’s nuclear program,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said.