Israel is suspicious of Iran's nuclear deal
Israel is very wary about an expected deal between the U.N. and Iran.
On Tuesday, Israel showed suspicion about a deal between the United Nations nuclear agency and Iran, proposing that Tehran's goal was to get out of authorizations rather than make real concessions with wider atomic conversations with world powers.
'Iran has proven over the years its lack of credibility, its dishonesty.'
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency stated that he expects to sign an agreement with Tehran to get past an IAEA investigation that suspects Iran has worked on producing nuclear weapons. On Wednesday, Iran is to meet with six world powers in Baghdad to talk about what Israel and the West suspects its motivation to develop atom bombs.
"It appears that the Iranians are trying to reach a 'technical agreement' which will create the impression of progress in the talks, in order to remove some of the pressure before the talks tomorrow in Baghdad (and) put off the intensification of sanctions," Ehud Barak, Israeli Defense Minister, said.
On Monday, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister, said that "the leading nations of the world must show force and clarity, and not weakness" in the dealing of Iran. When asked if war on Iran is still a possibility, Vilnai stated that "one shouldn't get confused for even a moment - everything is on the table."
Israel, assumed to be the only Middle Eastern country with nuclear weapons, wants to stop Iran, or any hostile neighbors, from obtaining or producing weapons that could wipe out the Jewish country. Netanyahu demanded Iran to stop all uranium enrichment, remove enriched material, and to take apart its underground, bunkered nuclear facility near Qom.
"They will be willing to show what appears to be flexibility as long as it doesn't affect their strategic direction, meaning that they will be able to develop nuclear weapons if that decision is made," Senior Israeli defense official, Amos Gilad, said. "Today they have enough uranium, raw material, for the bomb, they have the missiles that can carry them and they have the knowledge to assemble a warhead on a missile. They have not yet decided to do this because they are worried about the response."
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