President Donald Trump reportedly informed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the U.S. will not be flexible with European powers in negotiating changes to the stipulations and limitations around Iran's nuclear program. However, he has repeatedly waived sanctions against Tehran that were lifted as part of the Obama-era deal, though he has also warned he will not continue to do so going forward.
Trump, who has termed the accord "the worst deal ever", has demanded that the agreement's so-called "sunset clause" be removed, that a ban on ballistic missile testing be added, and that it outline a framework for increased inspection access to Iran's military sites.
During remarks at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said his discussions with US President Donald Trump and other officials in Washington last week focused mainly on Iran, Xinhua news agency reported.
"The conversation lasted an hour longer than was allocated for it".
According to Axios, senior Israeli officials claim the president will not work with Germany, France, and the United Kingdom on the Iran deal unless harder measures are taken to ensure the Middle Eastern country does not obtain nuclear weapons by his May 12th deadline to change the agreement.
Netanyahu reportedly referred to Saudi Arabia, which is in talks to buy nuclear reactors from the US. Unless the Iran nuclear deal is fixed in the coming months, the United States of America will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal immediately.
The move is the latest in a series of measures by Washington aimed at dealing with one of the greatest diplomatic hurdles before Donald Trump's administration, to contain the regime in Iran while keeping up to America's global commitments within the JCPOA. "He has made clear that he too will never accept a nuclear-armed Iran, and I salute President Trump on this".