Kerry to visit Israel on Friday to discuss Iran deal: Netanyahu

JERUSALEM Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:28am EST

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Likud-Beitenu faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem November 11, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a Likud-Beitenu faction meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, in Jerusalem November 11, 2013.

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Israel on Friday to discuss a proposed deal between world powers and Iran on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

Netanyahu has condemned a proposal, endorsed by Washington, to reduce sanctions on Iran if Tehran suspends parts of its nuclear work.

Netanyahu said he would discuss the issue with French President Francois Hollande, who arrives in Israel later on Sunday, and with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday.

"We will discuss (Iran) at the head of the many issues on the agenda," Netanyahu said of Hollande's visit in public remarks at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting. "I will do the same with President Putin in my visit to Moscow on Wednesday and I will do the same with John Kerry, who is coming here on Friday."

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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drauckerr wrote:
France’s Holland is now in Israel and Kerry will soon be going there to discuss how to prevent a signer of the NPT from doing exactly what the NPT permits.

What’s really rich is that Israel is the only nuclear nation which refuses to admit to their nuclear capability, refuses to sign the NPT, has a history of selling nuclear secrets to other nations, maintains the most heinous apartheid in history, continually expands their border illegally, repeatedly bombs neighboring nations without provocation, and is populated by people with so little morals they think nothing of electing a war criminal to be PM.

So long as they’re in the middle east, maybe the should also get together with King Abdullah to discuss how best to promote womens rights.

Nov 17, 2013 8:04am EST  --  Report as abuse
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