Netanyahu calls for an end to all Iranian enrichment

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June 18, 2013 22:27

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Iran Tuesday to stop the enrichment of nuclear materials at all levels, shortly after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Iran has expressed readiness to stop uranium enrichment to 20 percent in exchange for easing international sanctions.

Lavrov's comments to the Kuwait News Agency came a day after Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani said Iran would not suspend its uranium enrichment, though he did say that Iran's nuclear program would be more "transparent."

"The international community should react to Iran's constructive steps by similar measures [such as the] gradual halt of sanctions and scrapping them, including the curbs of unilateral basis or those approved by the Security Council," Lavrov said.

He urged both Iran and the six world powers (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) to show flexibility in nuclear talks in order to move forward.

But Netanyahu cautioned the world for the third time in three days not be deluded by Rohani.


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