Iran Calls Obama’s 10-Year Nuclear Demand ‘Unacceptable’

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Iran rejected on Tuesday as “unacceptable” President Barack Obama’s demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported.

Iran laid out the position as the U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers met for a second day of negotiations and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a stinging critique of the agreement they are trying to hammer out.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met a day after Obama told Reuters that Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached.

“Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands,” Zarif was quoted by Fars as saying.

“Obama’s stance … is expressed in unacceptable and threatening phrases,” he was reported as saying, adding that talks with Kerry in Switzerland would nonetheless carry on. Read more here.

{Matzav.com Newscenter}

3 COMMENTS

  1. If Iran is truly lying, why not just say they accept the limitation and then continue developing weapons through hidden facilities?

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