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Report: Israel Backing Down on Some Iran Nuclear Deal Demands

According to a report from Israeli TV, Israeli officials have accepted that there will be no significant changes to the Iran nuclear deal, so they are narrowing their demands of Washington.

The report said Israel is now pushing for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to have more powers in Iran. Israel’s Mossad chief Yossi Cohan, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat, and Israeli Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi are expected to travel to Washington next week to lobby US officials to seek stricter IAEA inspections.

Iran has been clear that they are not willing to negotiate any stricter agreements before the US lifts sanctions and returns to the JCPOA. And considering the deal already makes Iran subject to the most stringent nuclear inspections in the world, there are not many concessions Tehran could make when it comes to the IAEA’s power in the country.

But the fact that Israel is only making this demand is a significant change from its original position. Israeli officials have been outspoken in their opposition to a restoration of the JCPOA and frequently call for a stricter deal that covers Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for groups in the Middle East, and an agreement that doesn’t have an expiration date.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel was never a part of the original JCPOA, so why are they in a position to make demands at all?