MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Tue, 25 Jan 2022 00:00:50 +0000 US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/012ccd17aa154d3b845b819a470e91a0 The U.S. and Israel said they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. (Oct 13) 012ccd17aa154d3b845b819a470e91a0 Thu, 14 Oct 2021 00:27:31 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:IRANIAN STUDENTS NEWS AGENCY - MUST CREDITARCHIVE: Near Arak, Iran - 15 January 20111. STILL of Iran's heavy water nuclear facililitesDEPARTMENT OF STATE TVWashington, DC - 13 October 20212. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yair Lapid, Israeli Foreign Minister:"At the center of my visit here is the concern about Iran's Iran's race to nuclear capability. Iran is becoming a nuclear threshold country. Every day that passes every delay in the negotiations brings Iran closer to a nuclear bomb. The Iranians are clearly dragging their heels, trying to cheat the world, to continue to enrich uranium, to develop their ballistic missile program."ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANIZATION OF IRAN - MUST CREDITARCHIVE: Near Arak, Iran - 23 December 20193. STILL of Arak heavy water reactor.DEPARTMENT OF STATE TVWashington, DC - 13 October 20214. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yair Lapid, Israeli Foreign Minister:"If a terror regime is going to acquire a nuclear weapon, we must act, we must make clear that the civilized world won't allow it." DEPARTMENT OF STATE TVWashington, DC - 13 October 20215. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yair Lapid, Israeli Foreign Minister:"Israel reserves the right to act at any given moment in any way. That is not only our right, it is also our responsibility. Iran has publicly stated it wants to wipe us out. We have no intention of letting this happen."IRANIAN FARS NEWS AGENCY - MUST CREDITARCHIVE: Location not Known - 9 March 20166. STILL of Iranian Qadr H long range ballistic missileDEPARTMENT OF STATE TVWashington, DC - 13 October 20217. SOUNDBITE: (English) Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State:"We're united in the proposition that Iran cannot be allowed to acquire a nuclear weapon. And President Biden is committed to that proposition." IRANIAN PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - MUST CREDITARCHIVE: Near Bushehr, Iran - 13 January 200158. STILL of former President Hassan Rouhani visiting Bushehr nuclear plantDEPARTMENT OF STATE TVWashington, DC - 13 October 20219. SOUNDBITE: (English) Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State:"We continue to believe that diplomacy is the most effective way to do that, but it takes two to engage in diplomacy. And we have not,we've not seen from Iran a willingness to do that."STORYLINE:The United States and Israel said Wednesday they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said discussions between their two countries have begun on “other options” should Iran reject an offer to come back into compliance with the agreement if the U.S. rejoins it.   They did not elaborate on what those options might be, but there are a wide range of non-diplomatic options that could be considered, ranging from stepped up sanctions to covert or military actions. A Biden administration priority has been to revive the deal and abandoning that goal would be a blow to its foreign policy objectives.   The remarks were a rare acknowledgment by the U.S. that it is looking at what to do in the event diplomacy with Iran fails. Israel has never been a party to the nuclear deal, which former President Donald Trump withdrew from in 2018, and its former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a vocal opponent of the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration.  Blinken and Lapid made the remarks at a joint news conference at the State Department with the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates at which all three agreed to try to expand on the so-called “Abraham Accords,” the Trump-era agreements that normalized relations between Israel and the UAE and other Arab states.  Their comments came as Iran has hinted it’s ready to return to indirect negotiations with the U.S. in Vienna but has not committed to a date. Iran has also continued to blow through limits on it nuclear activities that had been constrained by the deal.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The U.S. and Israel said they are exploring a “Plan B” for dealing with Iran if the Islamic Republic does not return in good faith to negotiations to salvage the languishing landmark 2015 nuclear deal. (Oct 13) US, Israel say they are exploring a 'Plan B' for Iran