Jerusalem 'unimpressed' by difficulties in Iran talks, believes accord just a matter of time
PMO official says near complete collapse of P5+1 stances "almost guarantees that the sides will reach a deal and the world will face a nuclear armed terrorist state.”
By HERB KEINONUpdated: JULY 9, 2015 23:29
Despite the ups and downs and missed deadlines in the Iranian nuclear talks in Vienna, Jerusalem believes the the world powers will soon sign an agreement with the Islamic Republic paving Iran's way to a bomb, senior officials in the Prime Minister's Office said on Thursday.Following reports that US President Barack Obama told a group of senators Tuesday night that the chances of reaching a deal were “less than 50 percent,” a senior official in the PMO said that Jerusalem was “unimpressed” by reports that the odds of reaching a deal were low.“The nearly complete collapse of the P5+1 's positions in the interim agreement, in the Lausanne framework and in the current talks almost guarantees that the sides will reach a deal and the world will face a nuclear armed terrorist state,” the official said.Not only that, the official added, but this “terrorist state” will “receive a cash bonanza of hundreds of billions of dollars to fund its aggression and terror.”Among the red lines that have already been crossed, the official said, were the demands that Iran allow inspections everywhere, and at anytime, as well as that the lifting of sanctions will be based on Iran fulfilling its commitments under the accord.One final point of contention that has emerged is Teheran's demand that a UN embargo on conventional weapons be lifted.Since the world powers have already made so many concessions to Iran, one Israeli official said, even if they get Tehran to back down of this point it will be meaningless, because so many other red lines have already been crossed.
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