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Report: 2,000 retired Israel officers call on US not to rejoin Iran nuclear deal

A view from Tehran's street as a citizen reading the news regarding the US elections in newspapers, on November 09, 2020 in Tehran, Iran [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency]
A view from Tehran's street as a citizen reading the news regarding the US elections in newspapers, on November 09, 2020 in Tehran, Iran [Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency]

More than 2,000 retired Israeli officers have sent a letter to US President Joe Biden's administration calling for it not to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, Anadolu reported yesterday.

The officers signed the letter, which was written by the Israeli Defence and Security Forum and sent to the White House.

Israeli Defence and Security Forum is an NGO which includes retired officers from the army and the intelligence services.

Reporting the Israeli Public Broadcaster, Anadolu said that the signatories expressed their worries about Washington's efforts to revive the nuclear deal amidst fears that the Iranian regime "is candidly seeking to destroy Israel", the signatories said. Adding that preventing Tehran from gaining the ability to make a nuclear bomb essential in order to prevent a disaster.

No details were given as to when the letter was sent.

For two weeks, Iran and the US and the other world powers have been holding talks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, to revive the deal which was reached in 2015 and from which former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew in 2018.

READ: Progress being made in Vienna talks, says Iran official

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