Ayalon: Iran nuclear declarations posturing ahead of talks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 23, 2013 15:37
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Former deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon said Saturday that Iran's recent announcements of advancements in its nuclear program are part of a ploy by the Islamic Republic to enter Tuesday's nuclear talks with the P5+1 group of world powers in a position of strength.

"With the upcoming renewal of the dialogue between the P5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany) and Iran on neutralizing the Iranian nuclear program, it seems that Iran is trying to raise the bidding price and to enter negotiations from a position of strength," Ayalon said in a Facebook post. "With this in mind it is possible to understand the latest Iranian declarations on their increased enrichment abilities with advanced centrifuges and declarations on their discovery of uranium deposits in their territory."

Ayalon called Iran's declarations "a negotiating pattern which is common in the Persian bazaar." Ayalon accused the Islamic Republic of attempting to carry out "psychological warfare against the West."

The former deputy minister said that Iran's behavior "does not signal an Iranian readiness to compromise." He called for "a full embargo" on Iran and said that the military option should be portrayed as an increasingly more likely outcome.

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