Amos Gilad: US must ensure Iran does not seek nuclear arms

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 8, 2012 11:10

Defense Ministry Diplomatic-Security Bureau Head Amos Gilad Maj.-Gen. (res.) responded on Sunday to a New York Times article that laid out the United States' list of demands for Iran over its nuclear program, saying the most important part of the report is the US's insistence that Iran not be allowed to acquire a nuclear bomb.

The Times article, which was published on Saturday, said the US would demand at upcoming P5+1 talks with Iran Iran that Tehran close its underground nuclear facility at Fordow, and transfer out of the country uranium fuel that has been enriched to weapons-grade level. The US reiterated its acceptance of a civilian nuclear program, which Iran is allowed to pursue under its acceptance of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty.

"The US's unequivocal commitment that it won't allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon is the most important part" of the Times report, Gilad told Army Radio.

Iran insists its nuclear program is peaceful purposes.

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