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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:01 PM


Iran Nuclear Talks Unravel After Binyamin Netanyahu Intervention

The diplomatic progress that brought six foreign ministers tantalizingly close to a historic agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is in danger of unraveling before negotiators meet again this month, officials and analysts warned on Sunday.

In a bid to contain the danger, the lead US negotiator, Wendy Sherman, flew straight from the talks in Geneva to Israel to reassure Binyamin Netanyahu’s government that the intended deal would not harm his country’s national interests.

The hastily arranged trip represented an acknowledgement of Netanyahu’s power to block a deal through his influence in the US Congress and in Europe. Egged on by the Israelis, the US Senate is poised to pass new sanctions that threaten to derail the talks before they get to their planned next round in 10 days’ time.

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, said on Sunday that America was sufficiently skeptical of Iran’s willingness to dismantle its nuclear program and would keep sanctions in place as talks continue.

“We are not blind and I don’t think we’re stupid. We have a pretty strong sense of how to measure whether or not we are acting in the interests of our country and of the globe,” Kerry said on NBC’s Meet the Press.



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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:35 PM

1. So, the french killed the deal for Netanyahu.

It has emerged that after a call from Barack Obama on Friday evening asking him not to oppose the planned Geneva deal, Netanyahu did the opposite. He called British prime minister, David Cameron, Russian president Vladimir Putin, German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president François Hollande, asking them to block it.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:40 PM

2. I wonder if bibi realizes or should be reminded our President Obama will have 3+ more years in


office and no longer has to pander to the AIPAC lobby or israel.

I'm not seeing where bibi thinks it is to his benefit to piss the President off but personally, I hope he does get him really, really mad.

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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 07:44 PM

3. Me too. nt

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