US official: Israel stance on Iran is recipe for war

US official: Israel stance on Iran is recipe for war
Fri Nov 22, 2013 09:55:53

The White House has criticized Israeli regime’s push to sabotage a deal with Iran over its nuclear energy program, saying that regime’s all-or-nothing proposal on Iran is a recipe for war.

As Iran and world powers are working on a deal in Geneva, Israel has been lobbying hard to prevent a deal that would settle Western standoff on Tehran’s civilian nuclear program, asking Iran unilaterally give up the sum total of its program and not accepting anything less.

According to a report by the Israeli daily Haaretz, a top White House official told a think tank conference that Israel’s stance will “essentially lead to war”.

On Thursday Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany finished a second day of talks over Tehran’s nuclear energy program in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Iran is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has been conducting its nuclear program under IAEA supervision.

Some Western countries and the nuclear-armed Israeli regime have accused Iran of seeking military purposes in its program.

Iran has categorically denied the allegations.

During the course of numerous inspections of Iran’s nuclear facilities by the IAEA, no evidence has ever been found showing that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward non-civilian purposes.


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