(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu warned against the weakening of Iran sanctions during a meeting with
Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday in Rome.
“The best way to [stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program] peacefully is to maintain the pressure on Iran,” Netanyahu said. “That’s what got them into these renewed negotiations in the first place. The leadership [that] the United States and the president have shown on the issue of sanctions I think has been centrally important. I think it would be a tragic mistake to stop right before that goal is realized.”
Kerry said, “We will pursue a diplomatic initiative [with Iran] with eyes wide open. [We are] aware it will be vital for Iran to live up to those standards other nations that have nuclear programs live up to, as they prove those programs are indeed peaceful.”