Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday there was a “less than even shot” of a nuclear deal with Iran, but that was still worth pursuing.
Biden made the comments during a forum on Middle East at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. He also rejected calls for more sanctions against Tehran while the negotiations continue.
Biden said despite tactical disagreements with Israel over Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. remained fully dedicated to Israel’s security.
“We will not let Iran acquire nuclear weapon – period,” Biden said. “End of discussion. Not on our watch.” (Reuters, 6 December)