Netanyahu renews criticism of P5+1 over potential Iran deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has renewed his criticism of the P5+1 countries over a possible nuclear deal with Iran, saying the looming agreement would be seen as a reward for Tehran.

Netanyahu, who has waged a campaign against a possible deal between Iran and the P5+1, said in a statement on Monday that if an agreement is formulated in Lausanne, the Israeli regime and “many other countries will be the first to be hurt by this agreement.”

He accused the P5+1 countries – United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany – of closing their eyes on the situation in Yemen while they are holding negotiations with Iran in Lausanne.

On Sunday, the Israeli prime minister once again criticized the potential emerging nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1, saying the dangerous accord goes beyond what the Tel Aviv regime had feared.

“The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne [Switzerland] confirms our concerns and even worse,” Netanyahu stated.

The Israeli premier’s interfering remarks came as top representatives of Iran and the P5+1 group held a plenary meeting in Lausanne on Monday to narrow their differences on the outstanding issues surrounding Tehran’s nuclear program.

Representatives of Iran and the P5+1 countries hold a plenary session at the Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 30, 2015. © IRNA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sat down with US Secretary of State John Kerry, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Negotiations between Iran and the six countries have entered a critical phase as the sides are trying to reach a mutual understanding on all issues by the end of March.

By Press TV