"Tel Aviv's" hands not tied if JCPOA signed: US Ambassador to "Israel"
The US Ambassador to "Israel" says the occupation can do whatever it needs to "protect" itself.
Thomas Nides, the United States' Ambassador to "Israel", said on Thursday that the United States would not restrict "Israel" if it decides to take action against Iran.
"The president… will do whatever he can do to make sure that Iran does not have a nuclear weapon… It's clear we'd like to do it through a diplomatic channel," Nides told Israeli Channel 12 news.
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When he was asked if he expected "Israel" to sit and do nothing if the agreement is signed, Nides stressed "Absolutely not. We've been very clear about that. If we have an agreement, the Israelis' hands are not tied. Israel can do and take all the steps it needs to take to protect the country."
Nides also commented on the Israeli policy on Ukraine, saying the US was "very comfortable" with what "Israel" is doing toward Ukraine, "And as for the mediating role they can play, we welcome it."
CNN reported a few days ago that Capitol Hill lawmakers have begun to grow frustrated with what they characterized as a lack of response by "Israel" to the war in Ukraine.
Although the Israeli Foreign Ministry had previously weighed in on the war in Ukraine by choosing to condemn Russia, the occupation's prime minister has not yet done so, which was perceived as him trying to walk a fine line between "Israel's" allies in the West and its strategic relationship with Russia. The Israeli regime is being seen as not doing enough against Russia.