Iran is demanding during the nuclear talks in Vienna that the U.S. remove the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) from a blacklist of foreign terrorist organizations as a condition for a nuclear deal, Israeli PM Naftali Bennett said on Sunday.

Why it matters: Bennett used a speech to representatives of the U.S. Jewish organizations in Jerusalem to highlight the remaining gaps between the U.S. and Iran as the talks approach the finish line.

Driving the news: Bennett, who opposes a U.S. return to the nuclear deal, did not say whether the Biden administration had agreed to reverse the Donald Trump’s 2019 decision to blacklist the IRGC, a powerful branch of Iran’s military with close links to the supreme leader. Israeli PM

He did say the U.S. had thus far rejected another Iranian demand, that an International Atomic Energy Agency investigation into the potential military dimension of Iran’s nuclear program be closed.

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