Skip to comments.Despite Netanyahu’s rhetoric, Israel-U.S. gaps on Iran closing
Posted on 11/06/2013 3:38:09 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
The second round of talks between Iran and six world powers - Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France and Germany - began Wednesday at the United Nations in Geneva.
During the last round of talks three weeks ago, Iran unveiled a general proposal that would limit its nuclear program. Iranian negotiators then said Tehran would be willing to implement the steps as a trust-building measure as the talks toward a permanent solution continued.
Last week, teams of nuclear experts from Iran and the world powers met at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna to discuss Iran's proposal. Tehran is expected to issue a more final proposal in the second round of talks, and the powers are expected to present a reciprocal offer in exchange for Iranian steps to limit its nuclear program.
In any case, the White House does not see Netanyahus fierce rhetoric as problematic. Senior officials in the Obama administration say the prime ministers actions are good for the diplomatic efforts. This was the logic when Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in recent days that Iran had opted for the negotiating table in part due to Israel's threats of military action.
Hagel presented the prevailing view in the White House that Netanyahu is not trying to cool the thaw in U.S.-Iranian relations...
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The mullahs will try to buy only enough time to do what they really plan to do, and international trade interests will do all that they can to help the mullahs.
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If Israel isn't at the table, how could the gaps closed. Does the author think Obama is Israel's puppet?
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said in recent days that Iran had opted for the negotiating table in part due to Israel's threats of military action.Meanwhile, Kerry: US considers Israeli settlements to be 'illegitimate'.