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Israel fretful over final Iran nuclear deal

Israel has expressed concern over the prospect of Iran and the P5+1 group reaching a final comprehensive deal over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear energy program.

“We would be happy to see July 20 pass without a deal,” an adviser to the Israeli regime told Reuters on Wednesday , referring to the deadline by which Iran and the six world powers are aiming to reach a final agreement on Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

On US National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s ongoing visit to Tel Aviv, the Israeli official said the regime insists Iran be denied uranium enrichment capabilities under any potential deal.

Iran and the six world powers – the United States, France, Britain, Russia, China and Germany – sealed an interim deal in Geneva on November 24, 2013 to pave the way for the full resolution of the decade-old dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program. The deal came into force on January 20.

Under the Geneva deal, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for the Islamic Republic agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities during a six-month period.

On Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran hopes to seal a final deal within the six-month deadline, adding, however, that this depends on the West’s goodwill.

The Israeli lobby has been working hard to sabotage Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers, claiming that Tehran seeks to produce nuclear weapons.

Tel Aviv has demanded that Iran dismantle its entire nuclear energy program.

Iran has repeatedly emphasized that its nuclear energy program is meant for civilian purposes only.

The country is in talks with the six world powers to fully resolve the decade-old dispute over Tehran’s nuclear energy program.

Israel’s allegations against Iran come as the Tel Aviv regime, which is widely believed to be the only possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East, reportedly maintains between 200 and 400 atomic warheads.

By Press TV


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