Israel’s international affairs minister today said there were “small differences” with the United States over the Iranian nuclear issue, a week after direct talks between Tehran and world powers. “We generally see eye to eye with the Americans on the final objective, which is to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, but there are sometimes small differences over the way to do that,” Yuval Steinitz, who is also intelligence minister, told Israeli public radio.
Steinitz, who is on a visit to the US for discussions on Iran, did not elaborate, but added that sanctions against Tehran must not be relaxed until there is “an agreement guaranteeing 100 percent that Iran will never be able to have a nuclear weapon”.
Israel has repeatedly warned against the so-called charm offensive of Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani, which led to direct talks between Tehran and the P5+1 countries – United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany – in Geneva on October 15 and 16. Another round of talks is slated for next month.
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