Israel Political Brief May 18, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu Skeptical of Western Sanctions & Iran Talks

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Netanyahu Skeptical of Iran Talks

For the third time in recent months, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said he doubts Western sanctions will halt Iran’s nuclear program

Source: Israel National News, 5-18-12

Binyamin Netanyahu

Binyamin Netanyahu
Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said he is skeptical that Iran will agree to halt its nuclear program.

“I see no evidence whatsoever that Iran is ready to end its nuclear program,” he said just days ahead of a crucial round of nuclear talks with Tehran.

The P5+1 – the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany – are set for a May 23 meeting with Iran in Baghdad.

Speaking in Prague, Netanyahu called it “the paramount issue of our time.”

Netanyahu did not present any ultimatums, but Israeli officials have said time is running out to avoid military action…READ MORE

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