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Netanyahu on European mission to dismantle Iran pact

05 June 2018
Netanyahu on European mission to dismantle Iran pact

The enemies don't want an independent Iran in the region.

Last week, the chief executive of French oil giant Total - a symbol of foreign companies' return to Iran after 2015 - said the chances of winning sanctions exemptions were "very slim".

"This will inflame another religious war - this time a religious war inside Syria and the consequences will be many, many more refugees and you know where exactly they will come", he said.

On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced that his country would exit the Iran nuclear deal.

In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions, most of which were rescinded in January 2016. However, he also emphasized that Israel would not stand idly by to wait for the results of such an inquiry, unequivocally stating: "It's important to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon".

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had ordered the increase in capacity in a speech Monday, in which he vowed that Iran would preserve its nuclear program despite the USA withdrawal from the landmark 2015 accord. Iran calls for our destruction, but it's also seeking nuclear weapons to carry out its genocidal designs. The Iranian military presence right now in Syria includes about 18,000 Shi'ite militia commanded by Iranian commanders. "Iran should leave Syria". She expressed unease over Iran's behavior referring to its regional activity and missile program.

Late last month, the supreme leader outlined Iran's demands for it to stay in the nuclear deal. For her part, Chancellor Merkel re-affirmed her commitment to the Iran deal at Monday's meeting with Netanyahu and expressed her hope that negotiations to revise the deal could be attempted in the future to address the Israeli PM's concerns.

Tehran has complained that it has not benefited financially from the deal even before Trump's decision to withdraw.

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has failed to prise Angela Merkel away from supporting the Iran nuclear deal as he embarked on a three-country tour of Europe aimed at burying the agreement.

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told the ISNA news agency that the country would begin increasing its ability to produce uranium hexafluoride (UF6)-used as fuel for the centrifuges which enrich uranium for nuclear power and weapon use-on Tuesday.

Turning to the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process overshadowed by the recent string of clashes along the Gaza border where over 100 Palestinians were killed and slew of rockets were fired into Israel, Netanyahu said "our hand is always extended in peace".

'The Arabs and Israel surely would be there too'.

"There isn't an agreement on all points. But [Israel and Germany] are partners, we're friends".

Western powers view Iran's involvement in its neighbours' affairs as destabilising for the region while Israel sees it as a direct threat to its existence.