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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme

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Netanyahu and Bolton discussions focus on Iran nuclear programme

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton attends a news conference in Moscow, Russia June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

 

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - White House national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel on Sunday on the first leg of an overseas trip, and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with Iran the focus of talks.

 

Bolton is one of the U.S. administration's leading hawks in dealing with Iran's nuclear programme. He was meeting Netanyahu at a working dinner at the Israeli leader's residence in Jerusalem. The two are set for further discussions on Monday.

 

"We've got great challenges for Israel, for the United States, for the whole world - the Iran nuclear weapons programme and ballistic missile programmes are right at the top of the list," Bolton said.

 

In his welcoming remarks, Netanyahu said the two would discuss how "to continue to roll back Iran's aggression in the region and to make sure that they never have a nuclear weapon".

 

Bolton will meet Russian officials in Geneva later in the week as a follow-up to the summit meeting that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin had in Helsinki last month, the White House said. He will also visit Ukraine.

 

Bolton told ABC News in an interview earlier that the United States, Israel and Russia shared the objective of removing Iranian and Iranian-led forces from Syria, and ending Iran's backing of the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.

 

(Writing by Ori Lewis; editing by David Evans)

 
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Expect a cosy little nuke aimed at Iran in a few weeks' time....

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30 minutes ago, blazes said:

Expect a cosy little nuke aimed at Iran in a few weeks' time....

 

And which country would be stupid enough to do that?

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

"We've got great challenges for Israel, for the United States, for the whole world - the Iran nuclear weapons programme and ballistic missile programmes are right at the top of the list,"

Yes, it's a great challenge when Trump takes a nonissue (the Iran nuclear weapons programmes) and puts it at the top of the list of issues. This follows Trumps strategy of creating an issue to which only he can resolve.

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2 hours ago, blazes said:

Expect a cosy little nuke aimed at Iran in a few weeks' time....

 

Expect inane comments.

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1 hour ago, DaddyWarbucks said:

Spot on.

The question famously posed by Cicero, cui bono, applies here as it does to most of the armed conflicts in the Middle East since 9/11.

 

Nonsense. See previous post.

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32 minutes ago, Srikcir said:

Yes, it's a great challenge when Trump takes a nonissue (the Iran nuclear weapons programmes) and puts it at the top of the list of issues. This follows Trumps strategy of creating an issue to which only he can resolve.

 

A non-issue which mandated a rather lengthy sanctions regime, and resulted in a rather comprehensive inspections regime. Trump doing away with that doesn't make Iran's nuclear ambitions into a non-issue.

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Of course, this exclusive club of nuke-countries does not want Iran among them...

However, if usa and Israel give up their nukes, I am sure Iran will stop their nuke program as well ?
Yes, I know THAT is never gonna happen...

 

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1 hour ago, Morch said:

 

A non-issue which mandated a rather lengthy sanctions regime, and resulted in a rather comprehensive inspections regime. Trump doing away with that doesn't make Iran's nuclear ambitions into a non-issue.

It was a nonissue made so by a "mandated a rather lengthy sanctions regime, and resulted in a rather comprehensive inspections regime." My point is that Trump undid that nonissue to make it immediately a major issue versus the 10-year obligation under the nuclear agreement.

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43 minutes ago, JulesMad said:

Of course, this exclusive club of nuke-countries does not want Iran among them...

However, if usa and Israel give up their nukes, I am sure Iran will stop their nuke program as well ?
Yes, I know THAT is never gonna happen...

 

 

Keep them simplistic nonsense comments coming. Because sure - only the US and Israel got nuclear arms. And these are only relevant in the context of Iran. If you haven't got a clue as to why Iran was placed under sanctions and the following inspections regime, perhaps its time to do some reading.

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