WASHINGTON / PARIS, October 13 (Hfrance.fr) - American, Israeli and European officials have adopted a lineTough on Iran on Wednesday, with US officials saying they would consider all options if Tehran failed to revive the 2015 nuclear deal and Israel said it reserved the right to act.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has so far refused to resume indirect talks with the United States. both sides are returning to abiding by the deal, under which Iran curtailed its nuclear program in return for economic sanctions relief.
" We will look at every option to meet the challenge posed by Iran, "said US Secretary of State Antony Ben at a joint press conference with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed.
"If the Iranians do not believe that the world is sErieux to stop them, they will run with the bomb. Israel reserves the right to act at any time and in any way, "said Lapid. Israel has bombed nuclear sites in Iraq and Syria in the past.
United States Officials pointed out that Washington still preferred the United States, which abandoned the nuclear deal in 2018 under the Trump administration, and Iran, which began to violate its nuclear limits about a year later, to resume compliance.
Iran reached an agreement in 2015 with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the US The last round of the Vienna talks took place in June and Iran, beyond saying they would resume "soon ", has not set a new date.
Iran has long denied any ambition to acquire nuclear weapons.
UE POUR VISIT TEHRAN
European Union coordinator on Iran, Enrique Mora, plans to visit Tehran on Thursday, a trip by diplomats from Britain, France and GL 'Germany, a group known as E3, said it came at a critical time as Iran continues to push forward with its nuclear program .
"The nuclear situation has deteriorated continuously and seriously " said an E3 diplomat, alluding to the Iran 's accelerated enrichment of uranium to higher fissile purity, a possible route to a nuclear bomb.
"This n So from our point of view E3 is not a 'business as usual ' but a visit in (the) context of a deep crisis in the JCPOA, "added the diplomat.
While the maintainers made similar statements in the paThen, the comments suggested a more coercive rhetorical stance towards Tehran if it refused to resume compliance with the agreement called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Previously, US special envoy to Iran Rob Malley said Washington was ready to consider "all options "if Iran was unwilling to return to the 20 15, which was negotiated under then-President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden , who is now the President of the United States.
The phrase "all options, " is generally intended to include the possibility - however remote - d 'military action. '
Malley also said he would soon be visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar to coordinate with Gulf allies.
"We will be ready to adaptto a different reality in which we have to face all the options for Iran's nuclear program if it is not ready to return to the constraints, "he said during the speech. 'a virtual appearance in a Washington think tank.
"It is entirely possible that Iran will choose a different path, and we need to coordinate with Israel and other partners in the region. I will be visiting Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar in a few days to talk about efforts to return to (JCPOA) and what options we have to control Iran's nuclear program if we cannot. achieve this, ”Malley said.
He said both sides made progress in their first six rounds of indirect talks in Vienna on the resumption of the deal, but suggested that the new Iranian government could adopt a pDifferent position. Report by Arshad Mohammed; Additional reporting by Parisa Hafezi in Dubai, John Irish in Paris, Maayan Lubell in Jerusalem; and Humeyra Pamuk, Daphne Psaledakis and Simon Lewis in Washington; Editing by Howard Goller
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