A Difficult Diplomatic Triangle
A nuclear deal with Iran is central to President Biden’s foreign policy. So why did one of the United States’ closest allies apparently just try to blow it up?,
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When a nuclear fuel enrichment site in Iran blew up this month, Tehran immediately said two things: The explosion was no accident, and the blame lay with Israel.
The Israeli government reportedly gave only a cursory warning to the Biden administration — calling moments before the sabotage attack and leaving no time for the United States to intervene.
The independent action would be a departure from a decade ago, when the United States and Israel worked together to set back Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Since then, an ideological gulf has opened up between their approach.
We look at what the blast says about relations between the United States, Iran and Israel.
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After the blackout at the nuclear plant in Iran, Tehran threatened reprisals, while Washington denied any involvement in the apparent attack.
Iran vowed to increase uranium enrichment in response to the explosion.
Another round of talks in Vienna about reviving the 2015 nuclear accord has been positive, despite the feuding over the nuclear plant.
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David E. Sanger contributed reporting.
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