Netanyahu: No Change in Iran


JERUSALEM, Israel -- On the eve of renewed nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 (U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) in Geneva this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran has not changed its nuclear aspirations one whit.

At Sunday's weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu told ministers while the Iranian economy has benefitted from easing economic sanctions, the government continues its aggression both within and without the country.

"Inside Iran, it is executing innocent people. Outside Iran, it supports the continued killings by the Syrian regime, which would be unable to act without it, without its support," he said.

"Iran is also continuing to arm terrorist organizations with advanced, deadly weapons and, of course, it is continuing to call for the destruction of the State of Israel. At the same time, Iran is continuing with advanced research and development of centrifuges. Iran is not prepared to concede even one centrifuge," he continued.

Netanyahu said Israel has been clear in its policy toward Iran, which he described as active on two tracks.

The first is "to expose Iran's unchanging, aggressive policy and the second is "to demand the dismantling of Iran's enrichment capacity."

"Iran does not need any centrifuges for nuclear power for civilian purposes," Netanyahu said.

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