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Netanyahu Says Iran Deal Is ‘Historic Mistake’

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Amid reports that a deal is near that would ease crippling sanctions on Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “historic mistake.”

An agreement on what is being called a first-step deal is expected by Friday, when the current round of negotiations in Geneva between Western powers and Iran is scheduled to end.

The P5+1 world powers, comprised of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (Russia, the United States, China, France and Britain) plus Germany, began a new round of negotiations on Thursday with Iran in an effort to halt the Islamic Republic’s suspected nuclear weapons program.

Under the reported Western proposal, Iran would receive limited sanctions relief in exchange for an agreement to curtail nuclear enrichment activities.

“This is the deal of the century, for Iran,” Netanyahu told a group of visiting U.S. congressmen on Thursday. “Because Iran is essentially giving nothing and it’s getting all the air taken out, the air begins to be taken out of the pressure cooker that it took years to build in the sanctions regime.

“What we’re having today is a situation that Iran is giving up, at best, a few days of enrichment time, but the whole international regime’s sanctions policy has the air taken out of it. That’s a big mistake. It will relieve all the pressure inside Iran; it is a historic mistake, a grievous historic error.”

Iran insists that its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes.

Iran Nukes Talks to Renew in November

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Talks between Iran and major powers on Iran’s nuclear aims were “good” and will renew next month, the Iranian foreign minister said.

“The talks will continue in a few weeks in Geneva and during this period the members of the P5+1 will have a chance to acquire the necessary readiness regarding the details of Iran’s plans and the steps that they must take,” Javad Zarif said in a post Wednesday on his Facebook page, according to a New York Times translation.

The P5+1 refers to the five permanent veto-wielding members of the United Nations Security Council – Russia, the United States, Britain, France and China – and Germany.

Top officials from these nations met from Tuesday to Thursday in Geneva with Zarif, where he presented what he had described in previous Facebook posts as a PowerPoint presentation on what Iran was prepared to do to end the impasse over his country’s nuclear ambitions. He did not reveal the details of the proposal, although in his Facebook posting he said there were “good discussions.”

The major powers suspect Iran of running a nuclear weapons development program; Iran insists its program is peaceful. Under its newly elected president, Hassan Rouhani, Iran has offered increased transparency in exchange for an easing of crippling sanctions.

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