BERLIN — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu embarks Monday on a three-day European tour in Germany set to be dominated by strategic differences on Iran, as leaders attempt to rescue the nuclear deal after US withdrawal.
With partners in Berlin, Paris and London still reeling from President Donald Trump’s decision last month to exit the hard-fought 2015 accord, Netanyahu is expected to seek European cooperation on a still-to-be-determined Plan B.
“The aim to prevent Iran from developing any kind of nuclear capacity was always the foundation of international policy on Iran,” Israel’s ambassador to Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff, said ahead of the visit.
Issacharoff said that despite “differences of opinion” on how to achieve the aim of hemming in Iran on nuclear matters, “we share the same goal”.
Germany, France and Britain are three of the signatories of the 2015 Joint Comprehe