Israel and the United States are to agree a framework for easing sanctions on Iran in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, a senior Israeli official said on Sunday.
“We are going to agree, at a time and place of our choosing, on a framework to lift sanctions, but not on a timetable,” Israel’s Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said on Israeli state television.
The Israeli-US framework will be signed at a ceremony in Jerusalem, the official said.
The US and Israel have been negotiating for months on the framework, which is meant to give a roadmap to easing sanctions and to ease restrictions on Iran’s nuclear programme.
Netanyahu is expected to sign the agreement, which will take effect on January 1, the Israeli official told AFP news agency.
The framework will require the United Nations Security Council to approve it and will require a UN resolution, which could take months.
Under the framework agreement, Israel and Iran could both be allowed to sell oil and other products, and could import goods.
Iran’s nuclear enrichment facilities, which are mainly hidden under the border in the western city of Qom, have been under tight security since the end of January.