US official: Iran will be further sanctioned despite talks

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 26, 2012 20:02
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Harsher sanctions will be imposed on Iran despite Tehran having engaged in two rounds of talks with world powers over the issue of its disputed nuclear program, with a third round scheduled for next month, Army Radio quoted a senior US official as saying in a briefing to reporters in Tel Aviv on Saturday.

The official, who was said to have intimate knowledge of the negotiations with Iran which took place in Baghdad this past week, said that the US would continue to pressure Iran with sanctions until it ceased enriching uranium. The US official said that even after the third round of talks next month in Moscow, it will likely not be certain if Iran is engaging in talks to buy time to continue pursuing nuclear weapons or if it is serious in its intentions to come to an agreement with the P5+1 group of world powers, consisting of the US, UK, France, China Russia and Germany.

Israel's concerns that "time is running out" on the Iranian nuclear issue are justified, according to the official. "We are doubtful it is possible to reach an agreement with Iran, but we must exhaust the diplomatic path - because the alternative, whether its a nuclear Iran or a regional war, is very serious," Army Radio quoted him as saying.

Read full story here.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 14, 2018
At least 20 dead, 16 injured in Italy bridge collapse, official says

By REUTERS