Israeli PM Netanyahu warns against easing pressure over Iran’s nuke programme
London – Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has warned it would be a ‘historic mistake’ to ease pressure on Iran over its nuclear programme.
Opening parliament’s winter session, Netanyahu said Israel must keep up the pressure on Iran, ‘particularly at this moment’.
The comments from Netanyahu came on the eve of nuclear talks in Geneva between Iran and international negotiators, the BBC reports.
According to the report, Netanyahu told Israel’s parliamentarians that any move to let up on the Iranian government would only strengthen its ‘uncompromising elements’.
He added that Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ‘will be perceived as the winner’.
In reference to the current international sanctions against Iran, he said it would be ‘a historical mistake to lift the sanctions, just before they are really effective,’ the report added.