Wednesday, October 5, 2022

US-Israel Relations

Report: US president ‘rejects’ Israeli PM phone call request over JCPOA

The White House is said to have rejected a request by Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid for an emergency phone call with US President Joe Biden regarding the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in an apparent last-minute push by Tel Aviv to derail the talks on a revival of the multilateral agreement.

US urges Israel to review army “rules of engagement” in WB

The administration of US President Joe Biden wants Israel to review its “rules of engagement” during military operations in the occupied West Bank after the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, Israeli and US sources briefed on the call told Axios.

Yemen’s Houthi says Biden showed loyalty to Israel in ME tour

The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah movement has lashed out at Washington’s efforts to normalize ties between Israel and Arab countries. Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi stated US President Joe Biden demonstrated his loyalty to Zionists during a recent visit to the occupied Palestinian territories.

Former Iran FM: Tehran has capacities to make nukes, but not after it

Former Iranian foreign minister and Chairman of Iran’s Strategic Council of Foreign Relations Kamal Kharrazi says Tehran has the capacities to develop nuclear weapons but it does not intend to do so.

Iranian expert: Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia and Israel abject failure

An Iranian expert on international and geopolitical affairs says US President Joe Biden’s trip to occupied Palestine and Saudi Arabia was an abject failure. Abdolreza Faraji Rad told Jamaran news outlet that Israel’s intelligence agencies have confirmed that Biden made no gains during his trips to the kingdom and to Israel.

Analyst: Biden’s Middle East trip shouldn’t be overestimated

A top Iranian political analyst has downplayed US President Joe Biden’s tour of the Middle East in a wider context of developments in the world, saying the trip on its own cannot change the deep-seated policies in the region and beyond.

Iran diplomat: Biden ME tour aimed at security for Israel; we should thank him

The head of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Interests Section in Egypt says the trip to the West Asia region by US President Joe Biden is aimed at ensuring the security of the Israeli regime.

‘Mideast NATO mere psyop to fix morale of Arab govts. left alone by US’

A political commentator says the much-talked-about plan to form a NATO-style coalition of Arab states is a mere psychological operation aimed at repairing the morale of the Arab regimes that have been let down by the US despite years of cooperation with Washington.

Analyst: US will fail in plot to form Arab-Israeli ‘NATO’ against Iran

The US will fail to advance the plot to form a NATO-style coalition against Iran joined by Israel and Arab countries due to the deep differences of opinion existing among Arab governments in their policies toward the Islamic Republic, a political analyst says.

Iran: US staunch supporter of Israel as world’s number one child-killer

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the US is supporting Israel as the world's greatest child-killer regime.

Biden’s tour of region insignificant to us: Iran MP

An Iranian parliamentarian has shrugged off US President Joe Biden’s visit to the West Asia region, saying “This trip is not important to us.”

Biden’s tour of region to foment sedition, war: Iran official

A senior Iranian diplomat has lambasted US President Joe Biden’s visit to the West Asia region.

Analyst: Biden set off for Middle East after left in weak position

US President Joe Biden has embarked on a tour of the Israeli-occupied territories and Saudi Arabia after the lukewarm relations with Tel Aviv and Riyadh put him on shaky grounds at home among Democrats, according to a senior Iranian political analyst and former diplomat.

Biden lands in Tel Aviv on first visit to ME as US president

US President Joe Biden arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday on his first visit to the Middle East since taking office. The American leader has kicked off the high-stakes trip to the region dominated by efforts to persuade Persian Gulf allies to pump more oil and bring Israel and Saudi Arabia closer together.

Analyst: Biden due in Mideast to ensure Israeli security via Arab money

A political commentator says US President Joe Biden will be visiting the Middle East with the goal of ensuring the security of the occupying Israeli regime through the petrodollars of the region’s Arab countries.

Iran parliament speaker: US executor of Israeli projects in region

As US President Joe Biden is set to embark on a Middle East tour, Iranian parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf says the United States is the executor of the Israeli regime’s projects and plans in the region.

IRGC deputy commander: Saudi, US and Israeli alliance to fail

A high-ranking official with the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) says the history of previous alliances between the US, Saudi Arabia and the Zionist regime shows a new alliance they call Arabic NATO will be weak and ineffective in the face of the resistance front and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

16k police officers to ensure security during Biden’s visit to Israel

At least 16,000 police officers will be deployed to ensure security during US President Joe Biden's visit to Israel, Israeli police spokesman Mikhail Zingerman said.

Iran intelligence minister: Biden regional visit aimed at propping up Israel

Iran’s intelligence minister says the upcoming visit by US President Joe Biden to the region is an “attempt for official return of the US to the region with a focus on Israel.”

Former Iran MP: Domestic, Israeli pressures on US block nuclear deal

A former Iranian lawmaker says the United States and Iran have reached an agreement on the technical aspects of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, but the political pressures at home and from Israel on Washington block conclusion of a deal.

US says Israeli shot “likely responsible” for death of Al Jazeera journalist

The US State Department said that independent investigators could “not reach a definitive conclusion” regarding the origin of the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. But it added Israeli military gunfire was “likely responsible” for her death.

US says to help integrate Israel, Arab states’ air defenses

Bipartisan US lawmakers from both houses of the Congress on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at bolstering defense cooperation between Israel and several Arab states with the Pentagon's explicit involvement, in order to "thwart threats from Iran and its proxies."

Iran: US support making Israel more insolent

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the open and secret support of the United States for Israel has played a key role in making the regime more insolent in its acts of aggression.

Biden to visit Israel in coming months, Iran in focus

US President Joe Biden agreed to visit Israel in the coming months during a call with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday. Iran is taking the center stage during the forthcoming talks.

Israel sees bilateral talks with U.S. to ‘complement’ nuclear deal

Tel Aviv will address its misgivings about an emerging new Iran nuclear deal in future bilateral arrangements with Washington, an Israeli official said on Monday.

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