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Israel steps up campaign over ‘bad’ nuclear Iran deal

Bishkek (AKIpress) - f8f93bbf8ac488175da76c8802c1fa3c National Security Adviser of Israel Yossi Cohen and Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz will travel to Washington over the weekend to press Israel’s concern about a “bad” nuclear deal with Iran, as the Islamic Republic and the western powers are set to resume nuclear talks on Wednesday, the Jerusalem Post said Friday. 

The visits come as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is stepping up his efforts to convince the leaders of the P5+1 – the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and Britain – that no deal with Iran is better than a bad deal. Iran and the P5+1 are less than a month away from a July 20 deadline they set in November for brokering an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

Netanyahu spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, and is expected to talk to the leaders of the other P5+1 countries in the coming days. Steinitz, after going to Washington, is scheduled to continue on next week to London and Paris.

The recent collapse of the Iraqi army, and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) blitz through Iraq, has left some officials in Jerusalem concerned the US may be more accommodating toward Iran than before because it will want Tehran’s assistance in dealing with the situation in Iraq.

Netanyahu articulated this concern earlier this week in a Jerusalem speech, saying “if there is one message that needs to be put out today it is not to let Iran, on the sidelines of this conflict in Iraq, have nuclear weapons capability because sooner or later – and it’s sooner rather than later – they’ll have atomic bombs.”

Netanyahu said he fears that the deal being negotiated with Iran involves allowing Iran to keep nuclear capabilities, coupled with inspection, rather than “dismantle and remove.”

This is “very different,” he warned. “In other words, most of the sanctions would be lifted from Iran and most of the capability would be left in Iran. Bad.

Exceedingly bad, exceedingly bad and dangerous for the future of the world.”

Steinitz told Israel Radio that Israel’s efforts are geared at ensuring that “if there is an agreement it will be good, or at least reasonable, one that will not allow the Iranians to remain a nuclear threshold state, [one] based on the Syrian and Libyan models.”

In Libya, Steinitz said, the centrifuges in its nuclear program were dismantled and removed, and in Syria most of the machines used to mix chemical weapons were also removed.

“Our position is that an agreement needs to be based not only on supervision and verification, but on dismantling infrastructure,” he said. “I hope that will be the final result, I can’t promise that, but we are doing everything to explain and convince.”

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