Israel PM: No ‘partial deal’ with a nuclear Iran
By LARA JAKES | AP National Security Writer October 23, 2013 8:42AM
ROME — Israel’s prime minister says the world should not accept what he called a “partial deal” to curb Iran’s nuclear program — just as it would not have allowed the Syrian government to keep any of its chemical weapons stockpile.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday that negotiators must require Tehran to end all enrichment on uranium, get rid of any fissile material and close water plants and underground bunkers Netanyahu said are only necessary to build a nuclear bomb.
Netanyahu’s comments came at the start of what’s expected to be a long day of talks with Kerry in Rome.
Kerry maintained that Iran must convince the world that its nuclear program is peaceful, as Tehran insists it is.