Israel unaware of US-Iran one-on-one talks: Netanyahu
Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday his country was not aware of any talks between the US and Iran, Xinhua reported.
The comments came after The New York Times reported the US and Iran had agreed to hold one-on-one talks.
Both sides were set for talks to negotiate Tehran`s nuclear power and put an end to the rift between Iran and the Western powers, the daily reported.
On Sunday, the White House, however, denied such talks.
Netanyahu also added that the best way to deter Iran`s nuclear programme is through "halting uranium enrichment, removing all enriched uranium and dismantling the underground installation in Qom," and a mix of sharper sanctions and military threat.
"I can say that as long as I am the prime minister of Israel, Israel will not allow Iran to reach a military nuclear capability, " he said.
Netanyahu made the remarks while attending a drill for regional war, tsunami and earthquake in central Israel, amid raising tensions with Iran.
Israeli and US military and rescue forces are putting their skills to the test in coping with these situations in a joint exercise that will last for three weeks.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
More from Health
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- India-Afghanistan thrash Pakistan over terrorism issue in Heart of Asia conference
- Is population control next on central govt's agenda after demonetization?
- Gujarat: Goods train engine catches fire in Surat
- Watch: Tracing the journey of Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa from films to politics
- Live: Jayalalithaa dies at 68 after suffering cardiac arrest; mortal remains of Amma brought to Rajaji Hall
- Fake or Real? 'Alien animal' caught on Karnataka-Kerala border
- People want to know whether Jayalalithaa is alive or not; PM Narendra Modi must intervene, says expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa
- Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's condition continues to remain critical after suffering cardiac arrest
- Jayalalithaa's health condition: Amma critical, nation's political fraternity expresses concern - Who said what