US President Joe Biden has asked his team to prepare for it Diplomatic Efforts Over Iran’s Nuclear Program Failedspokeswoman Jen Psaki said Thursday.
“Given the continued progress in Iran’s nuclear program, The president asked his team to prepare in case diplomacy fails. This requires preparationsHe said, referring to “additional sanctions” against Tehran.
The defense ministers of the United States and Israel discussed possible military exercises on Thursday that would set the stage for a worst-case scenario: the destruction of Iran’s nuclear facilities if diplomacy fails and if their country’s leaders request it, he told the agency. Reuters Senior American official.
“I am deeply concerned about the Iranian government’s actions in the nuclear field in recent months, its constant provocations and its lack of diplomatic commitment,” he added. The United States Secretary of Defense expressed, Lloyd AustinWelcoming his Israeli counterpart to the Pentagon, Benny Gantz.
Referring to a joint exercise in the Red Sea conducted by the United States, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, Biden said, “We will continue to develop this regional security architecture through military cooperation, training, and joint exercises.”
Gantz said he had “full confidence in the US administration’s commitment … to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.”
On the other hand, the US government is taking steps to strengthen the application of sanctions against Iran due to the stalemate in the nuclear negotiations. On Thursday, the US State Department said a high-level delegation would be sent to the United Arab Emirates next week.
The delegation, which will include the head of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Andrea Jacki, will issue a statement Warning to UAE companies not to comply with the sanctions.
A US State Department spokesman said that The country has evidence of non-compliance, warning that companies that do so could later face penalties or be penalized for their operations, confirming an earlier article by the newspaper. The Wall Street Journal.
The government of former US President, Donald Trump, in 2018 withdrew the country from an agreement under which Iran pledged with major powers to curb its nuclear program. In return for lifting a series of economic sanctions.
Then the United States re-imposed sanctions on the Asian country, This prompted Iran to start violating its nuclear restrictions a year later.
currently Talks are taking place in Vienna To try to reactivate the agreement, although little progress has been made so far.
If no significant progress is made, The United States can send delegations to other countries to increase economic pressure on Iran, as mentioned before The Wall Street Journal.
The United Arab Emirates, an ally of the United States, has tried to reduce tensions, by sending a representative to Tehran last Monday.
Although the United Arab Emirates and Iran They are on different sides when it comes to strategic rivalries in the region, Its long-standing commercial relationship remains one of Iran’s main links with the outside world.
Iran ranked fifth among the UAE’s trading partners in terms of the value of re-exports in the first nine months of this year, according to UAE trade data.
(With information from Reuters and AFP)