Netanyahu: P5+1 set bar for Iran way too low

June 6, 2012 07:07

The world powers are so keen on an agreement with Iran that they lowered their demands to the point that Tehran could agree to the demands and still build a bomb, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

In a transcript of the interview published in the tabloid Tuesday and Wednesday, the prime minister said the demands that the P5+1 – the US, China, Russia, France, Britain and Germany – placed on Iran during the recent negotiations were woefully inadequate.

“You apply this whole set of pressures – for what? For practically nothing,” he said of the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic, in some of his harshest comments to date about the current round of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1.

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