Head of Mossad due in US for anti-Iran lobbying
Reports suggest that head of the national intelligence agency of Israel Yossi Cohen, is expected to travel to Washington in the next few days to lobby against Iran as the occupying regime is wary of renewed efforts aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers.
Israel’s Channel 13 TV reported on Wednesday.
It will be the first high-level visit by an Israeli official since US President Joe Biden took office in January.
Israel is trying to arrange a meeting between Cohen and Biden, the report said, adding that the Mossad chief will present alleged evidence against Iran’s nuclear program in a bid to prevent the US from reentering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which former president Donald Trump abandoned in May 2018.
Turmp’s successor, Joe Biden, has claimed his administration is willing to rejoin the JCPOA, but has conditioned the move on Tehran’s resumption of the obligations suspended in retaliation for America’s unilateral withdrawal from the accord.
Tehran says Washington, as the first party that reneged on its commitments, should take the first step towards the JCPOA’s revival and unconditionally remove all the anti-Iran sanctions in a verifiable manner.
On Tuesday, Iran and the P4+1 group of countries — Britain, France, Russia, and China plus Germany — held a meeting within the framework of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna.