Mr. Dermer, now a private citizen but still a Netanyahu confidant, said the Biden administration was “busy with accommodation in Iran at best, and the appeasement of Iran at worst.”
“It is disastrous for Israel’s national security,” he added.
During his joint appearance with Netanyahu, Blinken said the administration was “consulting closely with Israel, as we have done today, on the ongoing negotiations in Vienna on a possible return to Iran’s nuclear deal, in the same while we continue to work together to counter Iran’s destabilizing actions in the region. “
With a fifth national election in two possible years in Israel, the days the Netanyahu government had in power for a long time can be counted. But David Makovsky, director of the Koret Program on Arab-Israeli relations at Washington’s Middle East Policy Institute, said he sees no immediate successor to Mr. Netanyahu who is more supportive of the nuclear deal.
Makovsky said Israeli officials hope to avoid the bitterness with Washington that characterized Mr. Obama’s nuclear talks with Iran. Netanyahu openly denounced that the agreement did not have sufficient limits on Iran’s nuclear activity, in part because many restrictions are removed after a decade and because it did not address Iran’s support for representatives. anti-Israelis such as Hamas and Hezbollah, based in Lebanon.
But he added that Israeli officials have been skeptical about talks by Mr Blinken and other Biden officials about a possible “longer and stronger” deal that would deal with Iran’s ballistic missile program and support for representatives.
The prospects for a recovered nuclear deal depend not only on negotiations in Vienna, but also on electoral policy in Tehran, where on Tuesday it announced a list of seven candidates in the presidential election next month a group of clerics vetoing the candidates .
Two associates of President Hassan Rouhani, a moderate who was the architect of the original nuclear deal, were disqualified from the final list on Tuesday, virtually guaranteeing the next president will be a hardline conservative member and closely aligned with the supreme leader. Ayatollah Ali. Khamenei. The most favored candidate to win is Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the judiciary.