Netanyahu: Iran more desperate for a deal than anyone, now is not time to make concessions

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 12, 2015 16:25
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Iran is more desperate to make a nuclear deal than anyone else, and therefore world powers should push for a better deal, rather than make concessions.

"In the last few days, Iran has shown again why it can’t be trusted. Iran insists on maintaining its formidable nuclear capabilities with which it could produce nuclear bombs. Iran insists on removing all sanctions immediately. And Iran refuses to allow effective inspections of all its suspect facilities. At the same time, Iran continues its unbridled aggression in the region and its terrorism throughout the world," Netanyahu said.

He said that there were two main components to a bad deal. "First, instead of allowing Iran to preserve and develop its nuclear capabilities, a better deal would significantly roll back these capabilities – for example, by shutting down the illicit underground facilities that Iran concealed for years from the international community. Second, instead of lifting the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear facilities and program at a fixed date, a better deal would link the lifting of these restrictions to an end of Iran’s aggression in the region, its worldwide terrorism and its threats to annihilate Israel."

Netanyahu said that, "We must not let Iran, the foremost sponsor of global terrorism, have an easy path to nuclear weapons which will threaten the entire world."


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