Iran rejected a revised nuclear deal that was “basically finalized,” according to U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price on Tuesday.
We’ve argued that the Iranians squandered the chance to quickly resume mutual compliance with the [2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action].
They most recently did this in September when they abandoned a deal that, by all accounts, was essentially finished and prepared to go, according to Price.
“The JCPOA simply hasn’t been on the agenda since then.
He continued that it hasn’t been on the schedule in a while, and it hasn’t been our main priority.
In answer to a reporter’s query, the prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed earlier in the day that efforts to resurrect the deadlocked nuclear talks were still very much in progress.
During the weekly Cabinet meeting, Netanyahu vowed to obstruct Iran’s nuclear ambitions and claimed that his new cabinet was committed to achieving this goal.
“We will work openly and firmly in the sphere of global opinion, which is now aware of the dangers posed by Iran—the Iranian regime that is killing innocent citizens in and beyond Iran,” declared Netanyahu.
“We will work against a return to the  nuclear agreement in the international arena from a position of strength, not only in talks with leaders behind closed doors.
We will take all necessary steps to prevent the return to this flawed agreement that is paving the way for an internationalized nuclear Iran; he added, “unfortunately, contrary to the widely held belief that this risky nuclear option has been eliminated from the table as a result of the recent events in Iran, I believe that this alternative has not yet completely vanished from the table.
President [Joe] Biden was “no better defender of Israel’s security,” according to Price, who also claimed that Washington was still in “close and constant” contact with Israel regarding Iran.
President Biden’s steadfast commitment to never allowing Iran to get a nuclear weapon is still very much alive.
According to a video that leaked in December, the nuclear agreement with Iran is “dead,” but Washington won’t declare so publicly.
The video appears to have been recorded during Biden’s visit to California the month prior, and it depicts a woman requesting that he declare the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was signed in 2015, to be null and void.
“President Biden, will you kindly declare that the JCPOA has been terminated?
As the American president draws near, the Iranian-American woman asks.
Biden says, “No.
Why not?” she responds.