Biden said the mullahs must adhere to the enrichment limits before he removes sanctions and wants to expand talks to include the proxy wars and missile production. In response, Iran, sensing that Biden seems desperate, demands that he simply drop all sanctions and says no talks are needed.

However he frames it, Biden is negotiating against himself. Iran is weaker than it’s been for a long time and would use sanctions relief to ramp up its aggression and nuke program, just as it did before. Why give it another chance to do the same thing?

Netanyahu, in an interview with Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute, cited the Iranian pattern in urging Biden not to rejoin the flawed pact, saying it would be a “mistake.”

Left unsaid is that in the last 40 years, Israel destroyed two nuclear reactors built by its enemies, in Iraq and Syria. Biden and Iran should remember that history.