Israel Seeking to Derail P5+1 Talks

Israel Seeking to Derail P5+1 Talks  Israel Seeking to Derail P5+1 Talks

Hossein Naqavi Hosseini says Israel is desperately seeking to disrupt the talks between Iran and the major powers on a comprehensive deal to resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program.

The Israelis have been seeking to derail the negotiations for a long time and “Such language and stance have greatly affected the P5+1 (the US, Russia, France, China, Britain, and Germany) talks with Iran,” ICANA on Sunday quoted the lawmaker as saying.

In response to recent anti-Iranian remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hosseini said such comments are not new since Tel Aviv has always been the “engine” behind opposition against Iran’s peaceful nuclear efforts.  In an interview with America’s CBS program “Face the Nation,” Netanyahu once again compared Iran to Islamic State (IS) terror group and claimed Tehran with its nuclear program even “poses a greater threat” than IS militants.  

Hosseini further added, “Unfortunately Israel exerts great influence on many Western politicians and as a result they cannot take decision independently.”

Iran and its negotiating partners are now engaged in talks which are aimed at working out a long-term settlement to the nuclear dispute by a November 24 target date. They made no significant progress in their latest round of talks on a final deal which was held in New York from September 19 to 26.