Netanyahu: Iran received gift from world powers with further nuclear talks (HAŽARETZ NEWS) By Barak Ravid 04/16/12)
HA'ARETZ} NEWS SERVICE
HA'ARETZ} NEWS SERVICE Articles-Index-Top
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday harshly criticized the
nuclear talks that took place between Iran and six world powers in
Istanbul on Saturday, saying that further talks scheduled for May are
like a gift for Iran, which give the country more time to continue
Six world powers and Iran launched the new round of negotiations in
Istanbul on Saturday, aiming to resolve a long-standing dispute over
Tehran´s nuclear program.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, who headed the
Western delegation at talks over Tehran´s nuclear program in
Istanbul, said on Saturday that the talks were useful and
constructive, and also announced that a further round of talks was
due to take place in Baghdad on May 23rd.
Netanyahu was dismissive of the decision made in Istanbul to carry
out a further round of talks in May, saying that it will give Iran
more time to enrich uranium, without inhibition.
"My first impression is that Iran has received a gift," Netanyahu
said at the beginning of a meeting with U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman.
The prime minister repeated his position that "Iran needs to stop all
uranium enrichment immediately, to take all the enriched material out
of the country, and to dismantle its nuclear facility at Qom."
"We cannot allow the greatest terror practitioner in the world to
develop nuclear weapons," he added. (© Copyright 2012 Ha´aretz
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY