Envoy to US says return to Iran accord could prohibit future US-Israeli strategy towards Tehran’s nuclear programme.

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has opposed the 2015 nuclear agreement, which the Biden administration has prioritised returning to [File: Gali Tibbon/Reuters]

Israel’s ambassador to the United States has suggested his country would not engage with President Joe Biden on strategy towards Iran’s nuclear programme if the US returns to the 2015 nuclear deal.

Biden has made returning to the deal, which saw Tehran curtail its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, a priority, saying it is a key first step in reaching new agreements to strengthen and lengthen restrictions on Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Iran has denied seeking nuclear arms.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

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