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Israeli ambassador says world mulling ‘plan B’ to stop Iran’s nuclear program

Israel’s ambassador to the United States and United Nations, Gilad Erdan, said on Monday that the US and other world powers are increasingly considering a “plan B” to stop Iran’s nuclear program, should talks fail.

“The international community and Americans are starting to talk to us more about a plan B on Iran,” Erdan told Army Radio, without elaborating on what the alternative plan would entail. “In the past, the estimate was that there was an 80 percent chance it [Iran] would return to the [2015 nuclear] deal, today that has dropped to around 30%.”

“If Iran doesn’t return [to the deal], this changes the whole picture for the world,” he added.

Israel’s ambassador to the United States and United Nations, Gilad Erdan, said on Monday that the US and other world powers are increasingly considering a “plan B” to stop Iran’s nuclear program, should talks fail.

“The international community and Americans are starting to talk to us more about a plan B on Iran,” Erdan told Army Radio, without elaborating on what the alternative plan would entail. “In the past, the estimate was that there was an 80 percent chance it [Iran] would return to the [2015 nuclear] deal, today that has dropped to around 30%.”

“If Iran doesn’t return [to the deal], this changes the whole picture for the world,” he added.

Read More: Times of Israel

Erdan’s comment came shortly before Prime Minister Naftali Bennett was set to address the UN General Assembly, with his speech expected to focus on Iran’s nuclear program, among other issues.