The former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Danny Canon provided insight into what President Biden might mean to the Middle East on Sunday, and urged President-elect Biden to “continue the momentum” created by President Trump’s peace initiative in the region.
“I hope the president-elect will continue with the momentum because it’s good, not only for Israel or modern Arab countries, it is good for the United States,” he told Fox News host Eric Sean.
Danon praised Trump for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, withdrawing the U.S. from Iran’s nuclear deal and facilitating the conclusion of the “Abraham Agreement”
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He said: “I flew to Dubai a few years ago and it was a very sensitive visit. Today, you fly from Tel Aviv to Dubai 14 times a week, so we have seen the fruits of peace,” he said, “we Excited about this…”
Danon, now chairman of the Israeli political party World Likud (World Likud), said that he hopes the new government will continue Trump’s attitude towards the Iran nuclear deal and will not join the agreement again.
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Trump announced that he will withdraw the United States from the agreement reached by Obama, which is also known as the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), which was called the “defective core” in 2018.
However, Biden said that if Iran resumes strict compliance with the nuclear agreement, it plans to rejoin the agreement.
“First, we have to look at the facts, and the fact is that this deal is a bad deal… The Iranians ignored this, we saw what they did in the past five years, and everything we learned was It happened today, Danon said.
He suggested that Biden’s foreign policy team “don’t listen to Iranians, don’t impose more sanctions, and don’t try to appease them.
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He argued: “When you try to appease them, they will use it, and I think it is not good for the United States to play this kind of game.
Instead, Danon said he would “suggest [to] The new government will exert greater pressure to cooperate with allies in the region. If the Iranians are willing to change the agreement that I doubt about it, you can talk about it. “
“But you don’t immediately run to hug them and give them what they want.”