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Israel makes its case on Iranian enrichment

Israel is making its case to US officials to allow Iran only the most minimal nuclear enrichment in the context of negotiations of a comprehensive nuclear agreement.
U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice (L) and Israel's President Shimon Peres speak before their meeting in Jerusalem May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3O62A
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Israel has been trailing the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 as an external expert. If we were to think of the negotiations as a public trial — on the way to a plea bargain — whereby the world powers represent the prosecution and Iran represents the defense, Israel could be viewed as an external expert witness for the prosecution. Israel and the [world] powers have been conducting intense consultations in this regard, a prerequisite for which is secrecy and discretion.

For the most part, the parties abide by this condition — neither one provides detailed briefings about the discussions that take place, except for general comments. Which is why on May 7, immediately after the long meeting in Jerusalem between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice, the premier scheduled another meeting with Friends of the IDF in the US (FIDF), from which the following was leaked

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