Israeli PM Lapid, unable to get Biden on phone, pushes for meeting to discuss Iran: report

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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid hopes to talk to President Biden about the new nuclear deal with Iran that appears to be nearing completion, but he has not had much luck lately, according to reports.

According to The Jerusalem Post, Lapid has been unable to get Biden on the phone, with the White House first blaming the president’s recent vacation — which ended Wednesday. With both men set to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in September, Lapid hopes to meet face-to-face.

Israel has been pessimistic about recent developments with the Iran nuclear deal, as Iran and the P5+1 countries go back and forth in an effort to finalize terms. Still, Lapid has had hopes that his administration’s communications with White House officials have had an impact.

“This is a bad deal,” Lapid said at a meeting of the Yesh Atid party, acknowledging that when the US responded to recent demands from Tehran, “[t]The Americans accepted a lot of what we wanted them to include in the design and that’s a welcome change.”

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Lapid and Biden met during the president’s trip to Israel in July, and the two men held a joint press conference, but that was before the European Union presented its “final” proposal for the Iran deal. Since then, the Israeli prime minister has held talks with the leaders of Germany and France, who are participating in the negotiations along with the US, UK, Russia and China.

After speaking with French President Emmanuel Macron, Lapid tweeted that they were “discussing the importance of preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon”.

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Macron has acknowledged that the current state of the deal does not address certain issues, including Iran’s ballistic missile program. Still, he claimed the deal as it stands would be “beneficial and better than no deal,” the Post reported.

In recent days, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Ganz met with White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan.

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The Defense Department told the Post that Ganz was pushing to increase Israel’s capabilities to attack Iran, emphasizing “the importance of maintaining and promoting operational capabilities for both defensive and offensive purposes in [the] face of Iran’s nuclear program and regional aggression.”

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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