Skip to comments.Netanyahu Urges Kerry to Reject Deal with Iran (“utterly rejects” and will defend itself)
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 Kerrys 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.
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.
Geneva fallout: Iran becomes a nuclear power, followed by Saudis. Israel loses trust in Obama
EXCERPT: “Israels most painful lesson from the two-day Geneva conference on Irans nuclear program is that the man who guaranteed to defend Israels security, President Barack Obama, is now marching hand in hand with Tehran towards a nuclear-armed Iran.
This is the reality behind the fuss and excitement surrounding the signing ceremony in Geneva Friday, Nov. 8, and the slick words gushing forth to put a convincing face on the interim deal put together between Iran and the Six Powers Thursday and Friday. “
Hey Iran, don't believe the administration's typical negotiation stance, "If you like your centrifuges you get to keep your centrifuges."
Its getting late in his presidency so Obama is desperate for an international accord. He wants this as a legacy “trophy”. In this case, he is clearly selling out Israel which was his intention all along.
In election after election you see this time and again. US Jewish voters seem to be programmed to vote for Democrats.
Bibi tells Kerry to GFY.
“If you like your centrifuges you get to keep your centrifuges.”
Now that’s a great post!!!
If I were Kerry and B.O. I would have to think mighty hard before I said or did anything against Israel at any time...I don’t think this is a wise idea at any cost....but they don’t believe in God the way I do, so lets hope that God will see that most of the American people are against anything or anyone that tries to hurt Israel and its people....(imho)
I agree. Don’t mess with Israel.
I wasn’t surprised to see a thread yesterday about some kind of deal Obama is cooking up regarding Jerusalem.
Part of it is fear of Christians who are connected to the GOP, IMO. Jews I have known have a seem to think Christians are going to conduct pogroms any minute.
The deal is in the Bag,, The O started easing the sanctions 5 months ago ... See Drudge
Benjamin, where does our help help come from? It appears you are spending a lot of time, looking in the wrong places. USA is not your savior it is a danger to you.
He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
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.
because alot of american jewish voters are not friends of Israel either
I’m betting that Netanyahu will huff and puff, but won’t attack Iran. Obama’s proxies have probably directly threated Israel with dire consequences should it do anything conclusive with Iran. Obama is setting the stage for the destruction of Israel either over time or by Iranian attack, but Netanyahu will believe that he and Israel will live to fight tomorrow vs. what Obama will do to them today if he refuses to defer to Dear Leader.
Notice this is another surprise The Obama Regime sprung on the world after the re-election.
“What I would like to understand is why do the vast majority of the US Jewish voters keep voting for Democrats”
Liberalism is their religion.