Israel said on Thursday a U.S. television interview in which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that Tehran would never develop nuclear weapons was an Iranian attempt to deceive the world.
"One must not be fooled by the Iranian president's fraudulent words," said a statement issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office.
"The Iranians are spinning in the media so that the centrifuges can keep on spinning," it said, referring to Iranian uranium enrichment that Israel believes is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.
The Israeli statement said Iran was out to achieve a deal in which it would agree to give up an "inconsequential" part of its nuclear program while moving ahead with other activities that would enable it to build a bomb quickly from the moment it decides to do so.
The statement repeated Israel's demands of Iran: a complete halt to uranium enrichment, removal of enriched uranium from the country, dismantlement of the underground enrichment facility at Qom and an end to any efforts to use plutonium to produce a nuclear bomb.
Iran is on course to develop a nuclear bomb within six months and time has run out for further negotiations, a senior Israeli minister said.
Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said Iran still believed it had room for maneuver in dealing with world powers, and that unless it faced a credible threat of U.S. military action, it would not stop its nuclear activities.
"There is no more time to hold negotiations," Steinitz, who is close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said in an interview with the Israel Hayom daily published on Friday.
The United States and its allies suspect Iran is working towards a nuclear weapons capability despite Tehran's insistence that its atomic program has only peaceful aims.
During four years of international negotiations over its disputed nuclear program, during which U.N.-sponsored sanctions have hit Iran's economy hard, Steinitz said the Islamic Republic had only improved its capabilities.
"If the Iranians continue to run, in another half a year they will have bomb capability," he said.
Israel has dismissed overtures to the West by new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and his pledge in an interview on U.S. television that Iran would never develop nuclear weapons.
"One must not be fooled by the Iranian president's fraudulent words," Netanyahu's office said in a statement on Thursday. "The Iranians are spinning in the media so that the centrifuges can keep on spinning."
Meanwhile, as 'the nations' allow Iran to proceed with their nuclear development, unabated, the request for Israel to disarm grows louder. How bizarre and upside down:
Arab states will push ahead with a bid to single out Israel for criticism over its assumed atomic arsenal at this week's UN nuclear agency meeting, despite Western pressure to refrain, a senior representative said on Friday.
Frustrated over the indefinite postponement last year of an international conference on banning atomic arms in the region, Arab states have proposed a non-binding resolution expressing concern about "Israeli nuclear capabilities".
If adopted at the annual member state gathering of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, it would call on Israel to join a global anti-nuclear weapons treaty and place its nuclear facilities under IAEA monitoring. Diplomats expect a close vote.
The Arab League will press forward with an initiative that would see Israel singled out for criticism over its alleged nuclear arsenal at a meeting of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog this week.
The bid, which the US tried to stymie this week, reflects mounting frustration in the Arab world over the deferment of an international conference on the banning of atomic arms in the region, Reuters reported Friday.
If the resolution is passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Israel will be called upon to sign on to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and submit to IAEA scrutiny of its nuclear facilities.
The Arab initiative is part of mounting international pressure on Israel to relinquish — or at least admit to possessing — weapons of mass destruction. The heightened interest in the Jewish state’s alleged nuclear, chemical and biological weapons comes amid indications from Iran that it’s ready to show flexibility in nuclear talks, and in the wake of a Russian-brokered deal that would see Syrian President Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons shipped off and eventually destroyed.
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Assad’s decision to amass chemical weapons was “in response to Israel’s nuclear capabilities” and that “Israel has technological superiority and doesn’t need nuclear weapons.”
Experts testified Wednesday before the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence on the increased threat posed by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
The Yemeni-based terrorist group was behind the unsuccessful underwear bombing on Christmas Day 2009, the attempted Times Square bombing in 2010, and a plot to smuggle bombs in printer cartridges on cargo planes.
The group gets its strength from its myriad local connections, though it is still bent on attacking the United States, attempting an upgraded version of an underwear bomb to take down an American flight in May 2012.
Hamas has seen better days, particularly in the Gaza Strip. The Islamist organization has been marked by the Egyptian army and the new regime in Cairo as the enemy, no less. And yet it could be Israel that pays the price.
It is often difficult to comprehend the extent to which relations between Egypt and Hamas have deteriorated. Leaders of the Palestinian organization are forbidden to travel from the Gaza Strip into Egypt, for example. This is one step that even former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak avoided taking, but for several weeks, this has become the new reality.
The Gaza Strip is rapidly becoming a time bomb that may explode at any moment. The Egyptian army’s massive operations against Hamas and its smuggling operations, doing what Israel was so desperate to do in the past — have created the potential for Gaza to erupt.
Hamas is besieged. The economy in Gaza, never prosperous, has deteriorated. Public pressure to resolve the crisis is on the rise.
A new rebellion movement in Gaza has conducted intensive activity on social networks, calling for widespread protests in Gaza on November 11, causing further panic amongst Hamas leaders.
Analysts in Gaza claim that Hamas’s only hope is to escalate violence against Israel to a certain degree. “This will draw international and Arab attention back to Gaza, which is of no interest to anyone right now. In addition, it will increase pressure on Egypt to open the tunnels and the Rafah border crossing,” one analyst told The Times of Israel, insisting on anonymity. He said that Hamas has no interest in another military clash with Israel, but if the situation does not change in the next month, anything, including escalation, is possible.
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Scott, looks like the little girl was RIGHT with that water dream
after all. please go here....
if you can INVEST 1/2 hour to listen to this, you will be shocked
at the dreams this guy has had.
DOW DOWN ??
down almost 200..........
we MAY have put in the top on
WED......and if so, the crash has
started, looking at a 15 MIN bar
chart on the dow INDICATES VERY IMPULSIVE wave structure heading DOWN in the last 24 hours.
it would APPEAR the trend has indeed changed. I will go with that.
here comes OCT 2013.
PLEASE SELL ALL GOLD SILVER AND STOCKS AT ONCE.......!!!!
it appears the prophecy is TRUE
Hey Stephen, that web address doesn't seem to be working
YES IT IS WORKING. please try again. do you have QUICKTIME on
your computer?? u need that,
otherwise it will not work.
also, after listening to the 30 MIN
recording by Bryan I am convinced
that a HUGE crash is coming.
the clock is ticking.
if the player will not work go to
Z3 news (google search)
Think I have it. Is it the one titled
Bryan Guse - Prophetic Word - Preparing for the times to come
yes, that's it, Stephen !!!
BULLS WILL NOT be ready for this...
they have been warned and warned.
this world is a joke, people just
expect things to go on like they
not even close.
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