The development came a day after Biden said that he was open to using force as a “last” resort to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. After signing the joint pledge, Biden told a news conference that he would not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear arsenal.
Meanwhile, Lapid threatened Iran that the “free world” would use force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Biden also met former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Us President also received Israel’s Presidential Medal of Honor from Israeli President Isaac Herzog. Biden reiterated his country’s “iron-clad commitment” to ensure the security of Israel.
In recent times, Iran has enhanced its nuclear activities. Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its reports claimed that Iran was using advanced centrifuges at its underground Fordow plant for uranium enrichment. The report was accessed by Reuters. Iran could easily and quickly enrich uranium to higher purity levels with this new setup.
However, the US pulled out of the agreement in 2018 after then US President Donald Trump said that his government would negotiate a better deal.