TEHRAN (FNA)- Representative of the Jewish minority at the Parliament Siamak Marreh Sedq strongly condemned the recent remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against Iran.
Last week, Netanyahu warned the six world powers to give up their present approach in negotiations with Tehran, which diplomats of both Iran and the six world powers say, is much likely to end in an agreement soon.
“We Iranian Jews condemn the spiteful, brazen, warmongering and unrealistic statements of Netanyahu, and reiterate that neither him (Netanyahu) nor any other alien has the right to meddle in Iran’s affairs,” Marreh Sadeq said, addressing an open session of the Iranian parliament on Wednesday.
“The Zionist regime’s prime minister with its long track record of crime, occupation, assault, savagery and manslaughter cannot comment on Iran’s international conditions or the global peace or the relations of the monotheist Iranian nation with other world countries,” he said.
As western diplomats said they have offered Tehran an ease in sanctions in return for Tehran stopping any further advancement in its nuclear enrichment activities, the Israeli premier said Tel Aviv is against an agreement with Iran that stops short of getting it to halt its uranium enrichment.
“Israel understands that there are proposals on the table in Geneva that would ease the pressure on Iran for concessions that are not concessions at all,” he said, during a speech to the Jewish Agency.
While a nuclear military capability needs uranium enriched more than 90% and Iran has succeeded in enriching uranium to a maximum 20% to feed its nuclear research reactor in Tehran which produces radioisotopes for medical purposes, including cancer treatment, the Israeli prime minister said the 20-percent enrichment capability enables Iran to build an atomic bomb.
“This proposal will allow Iran to preserve its ability to build a nuclear weapon. Israel is completely opposed to these proposals. I believe that adopting them would be a mistake of historic proportions and they should be completely rejected,” he said.
Netanyahu renewed his military threats against Iran, warning that if the present negotiations in Geneva between Iran and the six world powers end in an agreement undesirable to Israel, Tel Aviv might wage an attack on Iran.
He said “anything less” than a complete halt of Iran’s nuclear activities would decrease the chances of reaching an agreement through peaceful means. “Israel always reserves the right to defend itself, by itself, against any threat,” he asserted.
Iran, which says its nuclear program is a peaceful energy project, wants them to start lifting tightening sanctions on its economy.
Both Iran and the six world powers have described the talks as “positive”.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi said he hoped a deal could be struck but that the sides remained far apart.
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