Israel said to urge US to boost UN inspectors’ powers in renewed nuclear deal

Israel is lobbying the US to include improvements to the oversight of Iran’s nuclear program in the talks over reviving the 2015 deal with world powers, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Jerusalem is pushing for International Atomic Energy Agency officials to have more powers in inspecting the nuclear sites, according to the report.

Mossad chief Yossi Cohan and National Security Adviser Meir Ben-Shabbat will both head to the US early next week to push the matter on Jerusalem’s behalf, the report says.

Israel is said to have conceded that the deal will be renewed without addressing its concerns about Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support for terror.

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