Netanyahu trying to ‘subvert’ Iran nuclear talks: Analyst

Netanyahu trying to ‘subvert’ Iran nuclear talks: Analyst

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will do everything to subvert nuclear negotiations between Iran and the United States, says an analyst.

James Henry Fetzer, an editor of Veterans Today, said, “the very idea of the speaker of the House inviting the prime minister of Israel to address the Congress without consulting the president of the United States or even the Senate is an outrage,” adding “under the constitution the president of the United States conducts foreign policy with the advice and consent of the Senate, the House of the Representative has nothing to do with it.”

“This is therefore not only an insult to the president, but is an obvious blatant attempt to undermine negotiations with Iran, between the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic, which appear to be on the verge of success, but Benjamin Netanyahu will do anything he can to subvert it,” he told Press TV on Monday.

He noted that the Obama administration is “serious” about reaching an agreement with Iran over the country’s nuclear program.

Representatives from Iran and the US wrapped up the first round of fresh talks over Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Montreux on Monday.

The new round of talks in Montreux came as representatives from Tehran and Washington held three rounds of intensive talks in the Swiss city of Geneva on February 22-23 to bridge their differences ahead of the July 1 deadline.

The Obama “administration is serious of working out this agreement with Iran which is long-overdue,” Fetzer said.

Netanyahu, who is currently in the US at the invitation of US House Speaker John Boehner, said he has a “moral obligation” to warn against a nuclear deal with Iran.

Speaking at the annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington Monday, Netanyahu said Israel would not stand idly by while Iran speeds ahead with its enrichment activities.

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