Silvan Shalom: Dialogue with Iran an attempt to buy time

Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom reiterated the government's response to advances in the Iran's nuclear program by saying that Israel does not oppose US dialogue with the Islamic republic. Shalom told Army Radio on Friday morning that while he did not reject dialogue, it was simply "an attempt at buying time," insisting that Teheran's nuclear ambitions would "soon reach the point of no return." "There must be a time limit [for negotiations]," Shalom urged, reiterating his personal preference for sanctions. "Sanctions are the correct path but they must be genuine," he said.