Netanyahu urges UN to hold sanctions on Iran
Israeli Prime Minister warns the UN that sanctions on Iran have come very close to supporting the goal of dismantling Tehran’s nuclear enrichment plans. With the goal so close at hand, Prime Minister Netanyahu urges that sanctions not be lifted in this late stage of the process.
"The sanctions on Iran are working. They are very strong; they are a moment away from achieving their goal," he said ahead of the weekly cabinet meeting as reported by Your Middle East.
While Netanyahu does not oppose diplomatic talks of peace with Iran, he is cautious about what the connection will eventually lead to.
"We insist that these negotiations lead to the dismantling of Iran's enrichment capability."
Netanyahu raises the point that it is quite possible for Iran to pursue nuclear energy without the use of a centrifuge for enrichment. He stated "Seventeen countries produce nuclear energy for peaceful purposes without even one centrifuge... and without enrichment because enrichment is a main process in producing fissionable material for nuclear bombs."
At this time the UN and the US specifically, are open to talks with Iran but skeptical of Iran’s sudden approach for compromise over its nuclear energy plans.