Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns West over easing up on Iran to fight ISIS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning the West against easing sanctions on Iran to win its support in the fight against jihadists in Syria and Iraq, said on Sunday that the country must not be allowed to become a nuclear threshold state .

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning the West against easing sanctions on Iran to win its support in the fight against jihadists in Syria and Iraq, said on Sunday that the country must not be allowed to become a nuclear threshold state .

Netanyahu posted on the micro-blogging site Twitter - “They are saying that the major powers need to go easy on Iran's nuclear program so that Iran will fight ISIS.”

In another post he wrote, “Iran must not be allowed to become a nuclear threshold state.”

As the Islamic republic and six world powers started a new round of talks in New York on the Iranian nuclear programme, Netanyahu said "Iran are fighting the ISIS out of their own interest," his office quoted him as telling an audience in Jerusalem,” as per AFP.

"They are struggling over who will be leader of the Islamist world which they seek to impose on the whole world," he said, referring to Iran.

Israel bitterly opposed an interim deal which world powers struck with Tehran last November, paving the way for talks on a comprehensive agreement on Iran's future nuclear activities.

Iran and the six powers - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany - are meeting at United Nations headquarters on the sidelines of the General Assembly.

Israel has refused to rule out military action against Iranian nuclear facilities to prevent any possibility of it developing the technology for an atomic bomb.

With AFP inputs 

 

 

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