Report: Israeli Officials to Push U.S. for More Oversight in Iran Deal

Various centrifuge machines line the hall damaged on April 11, at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 200 miles south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (IRIB via AP, File)

Top Israeli officials are set to travel to the United States next week to push for more international oversight on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Kan News reported on Tuesday.

According to the report, the officials tasked with the mission are Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat and IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi.

The three will head to Washington to seek a bolstered mandate for the inspectors with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Under the original deal, the IAEA was to inspect Iran’s nuclear installations as well as suspected nuclear sites; however, recently Iran moved to slash their capabilities.

Now, Israel wants more powers for the IAEA as it comes to the conclusion that the deal that the U.S. could soon rejoin will hardly include some of its other complaints, the report said.

The concerns voiced by Israel, as well as by other regional states, are also aimed at Iran’s missile program and support for terrorist groups.


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