Biden, Israeli PM discuss Iran's demands to delist its IRGC

Biden, Israeli PM discuss Iran's demands to delist its IRGC

On March 11, 2022, US President Joe Biden speaks about trade with Russia from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC. The prime minister's office said yesterday that MANDEL NGAN AFP JERUSALEM President Joe Biden accepted Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's invitation to visit Israel in the next few months.

According to a statement from the office, the two leaders discussed over the phone Iran's demands to delist its Islamic Revolution Guards Corps from the US terror list.

Bennett said that President Biden, a true friend of Israel who cares about its security, will not be able to remove the IRGC from the list of terrorist organizations.

Israel has clarified its position on the issue, he added. The IRGC is the largest terrorist organization in the world.

According to a statement from the White House, they talked about the ongoing efforts between Israeli and Palestinian officials to lower tensions and ensure a peaceful conclusion to the holy season of Ramadan.

The phone talk came as world powers and Iran are working to renew the 2015 nuclear agreement that former US President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of in May 2018. The United States later imposed sanctions on Iran, prompting the latter to drop some of its nuclear commitments under the agreement.

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Israel, which considers Iran its arch-foe, has been lobbying for the revival of the deal, saying it will allow Iran to pursue nuclear weapons without the burden of sanctions, while Iran maintains that its nuclear program is peaceful.