U.S. and Israel Reconvene Iran Strategy Group

First round of talks expected in the near future.

President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have sharply different views of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, from which the previous U.S. administration withdrew. They have decided to reconvene a strategic working group on Iran, and the first round of talks on intelligence surrounding the Iranian nuclear program are expected in the coming days.

The resumption of the working group is a signal that the two governments are beginning with a serious and professional dialogue rather than a political standoff. The group will be headed by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan for the U.S. and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Israel has expressed deep concern that Secretary of State Tony Blinken is prepared to begin nuclear talks with Iran aimed at restoring the 2015 deal.

Meanwhile, Ayatollah Khamenei has threatened to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity, close to the requirement for nuclear weapons. However, “Iran is not pursuing the production of nuclear weapons,” he said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the administration officials who are developing a new U.S. strategy toward Iran.
  • For the U.S.-Israel working group as it addresses security and safety in the face of ongoing Iranian threats.
  • For God’s will to be accomplished in the Middle East.

Sources: Axios, Global Times


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