Israel criticizes the resumption of nuclear negotiations with Iran, a “strategic mistake”

Israel criticizes the resumption of nuclear negotiations with Iran, a "strategic mistake"

June 26 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Yair Lapid, has criticized the recent trip to Iran of the High Representative for Foreign Policy of the EU, Josep Borrell, in which he announced the resumption of negotiations to retake the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and has criticized the “strategic error” that it entails.

Lapid has sent a letter to Borrell in which he points out that “this strategic error sends the wrong message to Iran” and warns of “the lack of attention to the lives of Israeli citizens” after the recent alert on attacks against Israelis in Turkey.

This harsh letter marks the end of Lapid’s attempts to align with Brussels after the estrangement caused by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli political crisis does not help either: Lapid himself will take office as prime minister this Monday after Naftali Bennett’s decision to leave office and dissolve the Knesset or Israeli Parliament with a view to holding elections in the fall.

Until now, the radical rejection of the nuclear agreement with Iran has been state policy in Israel, but this Sunday it emerged that the Israeli military intelligence would accept this pact against the criteria of the General Staff and the Israeli secret services abroad, the Mossad .

Several Israeli generals would support this position, according to sources in the Israeli press, because they consider that a bad agreement is better than no agreement. This would buy Israel time to prepare a comprehensive military response, according to the daily ‘Yedioth Aharonoth’. This change would also be supported by former General and Defense Minister Benny Gantz.

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