Israeli Prime Minister Jair Lapid has called on the West to renounce an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. An upcoming deal is a "bad deal," Lapid said at a press conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday. The negotiators allowed Iran to manipulate the negotiations. If an agreement is reached, it would reward Israel's enemies, Lapid said.
Lapid criticized that "Western countries are drawing a red line, Iranians are ignoring them, and the red line is moving". The agreement that is emerging does not meet the standards set by US President Joe Biden. Lapid accused the EU and other negotiators of yielding to Iran's belated demands.
Biden has shown eagerness to reactivate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The deal eased sanctions on Iran. To do this, Iran had to limit its nuclear program. The deal fell through after then-US President Donald Trump withdrew the US from it in 2018.
"We are not ready to live with a nuclear threat hanging over our heads from an extremist, violent Islamist regime," Lapid said. "That will not happen. Because we won't let it.