Tel Aviv, 25 Ramadan 1436/13 July 2015 (MINA) – Israel’s minister of military affairs Moshe Yaalon has once again expressed outrage at the potential deal between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Yaalon said on Monday that Israel believes a “bad nuclear deal” was imminent between Iran and six world powers on Tehran’s nuclear program.
He said the agreement would fail to close a single reactor or destroy a single centrifuge, alleging that the agreement will force Tel Aviv to “defend itself, by itself.” Press Tv reports as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
Yaalon also claimed that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and other countries in the Middle East shared Israel’s concerns.
Israel has been a fierce critic of efforts by Iran and the P5+1 countries to nail down a comprehensive nuclear deal. Tel Aviv has repeatedly criticized the West for allegedly making undue concessions to Iran in the talks without getting enough in return from the country.
Speaking to ministers at a cabinet meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that the signing of a nuclear deal with Iran would put “the peace of the world” at risk.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany have been engaged in marathon talks for more than two weeks in the Austrian capital of Vienna to strike a landmark nuclear deal to end the West’s 13-year-old standoff with Tehran over its nuclear program.
The two sides are making last-ditch efforts to settle outstanding issues and hammer out a landmark deal, hopefully by the end of Monday, the last deadline for the talks. (T/P002/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)