No nuclear weapon for Iran under my watch – Biden


U.S. President Joe Biden has reiterated his administration’s commitment to Israel calling it “iron-clad” and he looks forward to meeting with new Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett soon.

The US president also vowed to never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons.

Biden said this in his first meeting as a president with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

“My commitment to Israel is … ironclad,” Biden told Rivlin at the start of their meeting in the Oval Office.

He continued saying, “What I can say to you is that Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch”.

The meeting took place just weeks after Bennett took over as Israel’s new prime minister, replacing Benjamin Netanyahu. U.S. officials are working on setting up a meeting between Biden and Bennett in the coming weeks.

This development is coming amid concerns in Israel and Arab capitals about U.S. efforts to re-enter the Iran nuclear deal because of fears that the resumption of the accord may eventually allow Tehran to acquire atomic weapons that would leave them vulnerable to Iranian intimidation or military threat.

Biden’s comments came after the U.S. launched airstrikes against Iranian-linked facilities on the Iraq-Syria border on last weekend.

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