10 things you need to know today: July 15, 2022

Biden and Israeli leaders pledge to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear arms, Trump will reportedly announce 2024 comeback attempt before fall midterms, and more

Joe Biden, Yair Lapid
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1. Biden, Israel pledge to keep Iran from getting nuclear arms

President Biden and Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Thursday signed a joint pledge to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Biden aims to get Iran to rejoin the nuclear deal brokered by the Obama administration, and reiterated in Israel that using force is a "last resort," signaling a split with Israel. The pledge states that the U.S. is "prepared to use all elements of its national power to ensure" Iran doesn't acquire nukes. Lapid said that warning is crucial, as "the only way to stop a nuclear Iran is if Iran knows the free world will use force." Iran denies it is trying to develop nuclear weapons. Biden meets with Palestinian leaders on Friday before continuing his Middle East trip with a visit to Saudi Arabia.

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