Friday, January 9, 2015

Chief of Staff: Now is not the time to make concessions to the Iranians - IsraelDefense



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The negotiations with Tehran "should be the correct results, namely – not leaving any trace of nuclear capability in the hands of Iran, which could be use by it in the future.


Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz referred to the negotiations with Iran over the future of its nuclear program at an event in Washington. He claims Tehran is under major pressure and therefore now is not the time to make concessions to the Iranians, that could lead to a conflict



Chief of Staff: Now is not the time to make concessions to the Iranians
Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, warns against concessions in the negotiations with Iran – with the deadline for the signing of an agreement on Iran's nuclear program approaching. He claimed "Iran is currently under major pressure, a pressure that has already brought about political change in Iran, so now is not the time for concessions". The comments were made at a farewell dinner in his honor at the Israeli embassy in Washington.

Gantz stressed that Israel prefers that the agreement over limiting Iran's nuclear capabilities will be achieved through peaceful means, but the outcome of the negotiations with Tehran "should be the correct results, namely – not leaving any trace of nuclear capability in the hands of Iran, which could be use by it in the future. Other results may prolong the crisis and lead to a confrontation ".

The Chief of Staff is currently in the US, having a round of meetings days prior to his resignation next February. Gantz will be succeeded by Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.


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