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Netanyahu Urges Kerry to Reject Deal with Iran (“utterly rejects” and will defend itself)
Jewish Press ^ | November 8th, 2013 | JTA

Posted on 11/08/2013 5:59:33 AM PST by xzins

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to reject a deal which, according to reports, would ease sanctions on Iran if it limits uranium enrichment to 3.5 percent purity.

Netanyahu said Israel “utterly rejects” the deal and is not obliged to abide by it.

“Israel is not obliged by this agreement and will do everything it needs to defend itself, to defend the security of its people,” he said prior to a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Kerry announced last minute that he would fly to Geneva from Israel, where he is attempting to salvage Israel-Palestinian talks, in a bid to “narrow the difference in negotiations” between the major powers and Iran.

The deal would mean that Iran would stop enriching uranium to the 20 percent level that is close to weapons-grade and turn its existing stockpile of this material into harmless oxide but continue to enrich to 3.5 percent purity needed for nuclear power stations, according to a report Thursday in The Telegraph.

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

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

Netanyahu said in a statement Friday that he told Kerry during a meeting in Israel that day that “no deal is better than a bad one” ahead of Kerry’s departure from Israeli to Geneva, Switzerland, where the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia and Germany are negotiating with Iran.

“The deal being discussed in Geneva is a bad one, a very bad deal,” Netanyahu said. Under the deal “Iran is not required to dismantle even a single centrifuge, yet the international community is easing sanctions for the first time in many years. Iran is getting everything it wanted at this stage but is giving nothing in return at a time when it is under heavy pressure,” Netanyahu added.

“I call on Secretary Kerry not to rush and sign but wait and re-evaluate to get a better deal,” Netanyahu also said.

An unnamed U.S. Senate aide, citing briefings from the White House, the State Department and sources in Geneva, told the Telegraph that in addition to the 3.5-percent limit, Iran would agree to limit the number of centrifuges being used for this purpose.

Iran would also agree not to use its more advanced IR-2 centrifuges, which can enrich uranium between three and five times faster than the older model, but would be under no requirement to remove or disable any other centrifuges.

Additionally, under the deal Iran would agree for a six-month freeze in some activities at its plutonium reactor at Arak, which could provide another route to a nuclear weapons-capability. Iran may, however, continue working on the facility.

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To: Robe

No surprise here. Seems as though Obama is trying to force Netanyahu’s hand? I hate to think of Obama at the wheel if this happens.

21 posted on 11/08/2013 12:04:23 PM PST by Cicero1234
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To: Innovative
What I would like to understand is why do the vast majority of the US Jewish voters keep voting for Democrats, who are no friends of Israel.

Because they are secular, socialist Jews, who are Jews in name only but their real allegiance is to their left-wing marxist ideology. In every case, liberalism-progressivism-socialism-fascism-marxism will ALWAYS trump religion or ethnic background or family. Some of the most evil people in America right now are Jews -- Soros, Axelrod, Wasserman-Schulz, Schumer, Franken, Feinstein, Feingold, etc. the list goes on. They are of their father, the Devil, who is the Father of lies. They hate Israel with a passion and will eagerly join with the anti-Christ as he tries to exterminate the Jews in the Great Tribulation.

And bottom line is, they are dumber than shit, no matter how much education or degrees they have.

22 posted on 11/08/2013 4:49:05 PM PST by rcrngroup
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To: xzins

This deal would put Israel in an untenable position of not only dealing with Iran, but also with left wing communist democrats and their evil leader, Obama the treacherous one, who hates America and Israel equally, as do his Islamic terrorist friends. Only the dumb as a rock liberal democrats can not understand who this monster is, until he hurts them in his mad grab for power over Americas children.

23 posted on 11/08/2013 7:19:17 PM PST by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: PghBaldy

[Jews I have known have a seem to think Christians are going to conduct pogroms any minute]

Yes indeed, there were many of their parents in Hitler’s regime who thought Hitler was a man to be elected and who would protect their interests. The smart Jews saw Hitler for the monster he was, the others were useful idiots who voted for the monster who later murdered them. The leftist elitest Jewish have very little knowledge of the truth of Obama and will support him in their ignorance and arrogant pride right up till he laughs at their ignorance.

24 posted on 11/08/2013 7:26:43 PM PST by kindred ( God is just and the justifier of him that believes in Jesus.)
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To: kindred

Well put. Now Obama is economically empowering Iran. Iran has been very outspoken regarding wanting to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. Funny how history repeats itself.

25 posted on 11/08/2013 7:47:28 PM PST by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: xzins

Netanyahu said in a statement Friday that he told Kerry during a meeting in Israel that day that “no deal is better than a bad one”

Isn’t that funny, the same phrase used by Kerry .
(who did not attribute it to the PM.)

26 posted on 11/10/2013 4:57:48 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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