Israeli President Shimon Peres urged China and other world powers today to keep up pressure on Iran as talks on implementing a landmark nuclear deal were set to resume in Geneva.
“The world, in which China is a major player, should help the Iranian people to divorce themselves from the policies of threats and hostilities to prevent (Iran) from acquiring nuclear capability,” Peres said after meeting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Yerushalayim.
Peres said the international community shouldn’t loosen its grip on the Iranian sanctions, but also reassured the Iranian people that Israel’s policies were nothing personal.
“We do not view the Iranian people as our enemy,” he said. “Our enemies are the policies and ideology driving the current Iranian regime.” Nonetheless, he noted that “We must maintain diplomatic pressure, ensure the sanctions regime remains effective to force Iran to comply with the inspections and limitations that the international community demands.”
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