Haaretz: Germany and France to Netanyahu: Sanctioning Iran’s Missile Program Better Than Altering Nuclear Deal

The foreign ministers of Germany and France visited Israel on Sunday and Monday and discussed with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the American ultimatum to pull out of the Iranian nuclear agreement unless it is altered.

The European leaders stressed that their countries don’t seek to change the agreement, even though U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw from it if its “terrible flaws,” as he put it, aren’t “fixed” by May 12.

Still, efforts are being made to reach a compromise in the form of new sanctions on Iran’s missile project. According to sources familiar with the content of the meetings, Germany and France are seeking to understand what Netanyahu’s and Trump’s positions would be on such a compromise.

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