The President of the United States, Joe Biden , accepted an invitation from the Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Benet , to visit Israel in the coming months, during a telephone conversation in which they also discussed the violence in Jerusalem and the possible new nuclear agreement with Israel. Iran.
“The prime minister congratulated the president on the occasion of Easter and updated him on his efforts to stop the violence and provocation in Jerusalem,” said a statement from Benet’s office, which confirmed that Biden plans to come in the coming months. without specifying the date.
After several weeks, the tension in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians seems to have decreased in recent days, but the rhetoric on the part of one and the other remains very tense and adds to a series of rockets launched from Gaza this week.
“The president and prime minister discussed the Iranian issue and, in particular, the Iranian demand to remove the Revolutionary Guards from the list of US terrorist organizations,” the statement added.
The reference to this organization is due to Iran’s request for the lifting of sanctions against the Revolutionary Guards as one of the last most important pending points to reach an agreement in the negotiations to restore the nuclear pact.
“I am sure that President Biden, a true friend of Israel, who cares about its security, will not be able to remove the Revolutionary Guards from the list of terrorist organizations,” Benet said after the conversation.
“Israel has clarified its position on the issue: The Revolutionary Guard is the largest terrorist organization in the world,” he concluded.
Israel has Tehran as its main enemy, considers it an existential threat and opposes the establishment of an agreement with the Islamic Republic.
Iran is negotiating with Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, with the indirect participation of the United States, the restoration of the 2015 nuclear pact, from which former US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018.
After nearly a year of talks, the Vienna negotiations are at a standstill, something for which Tehran blames Washington.
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