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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges world powers to set a ‘clear red line’ for Tehran’s atomic activities. REUTERS photo

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu urges world powers to set a ‘clear red line’ for Tehran’s atomic activities. REUTERS photo

The world is failing to draw a “clear red line” for Iran over its nuclear program, Israel’s prime minister said yesterday after a new U.N. report found Tehran had doubled its capacity at a nuclear site.

“I think that we should speak the truth, the international community is not drawing a clear red line for Iran,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of his weekly Cabinet meeting. “Iran doesn’t see determination from the international community to stop its nuclear program,” he added.

Iran, N Korea sign pact
“Until Iran sees this clear red line, it won’t stop advancing its nuclear program.” The comments are Netanyahu’s first since the details of a new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) emerged on Aug. 30. The report said that Iran has doubled its uranium enrichment capacity at the underground Fordo facility.

Meanwhile, Iran and North Korea signed a scientific and technological cooperation agreement on Sept. 1.
Iran’s state TV said the agreement that brings the two nations deeply at odds with the U.S. closer together, was signed in Tehran in the presence of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korea’s nominal head of state, Kim Yong Nam, by Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Kamran Daneshjoo and North Korea’s Foreign Minister Pak Ui Chun.

State TV said the pact will include setting up joint laboratories, exchange of scientific teams and transfer of technology.

September/03/2012

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The Queen

9/6/2012 4:21:33 AM

Do not let Israel into Turkish air space. This will be their next move. They will pretend to be allies while they tear out your backs. Take it from an American. They ask for billions and weapons then sell them to the highest bidder. It is never enough.

A Shmolik

9/4/2012 1:44:45 PM

PM Nathayahu is fighting for hia Political life, using thescare tactic that Israelis have been conditioned to. His major opponent Lieberman offers "Peaceful" aolution, he promisses to place all ARABS into Separate Enclaves, a new "South Africa" solution. All that Israelis have to do, to achieve new Nervana is sell thier souls and concience for a promise of Peace, that will never come trueas long as they will look down and supress their Neighbours, the fellow human beings.

Steve Anderson

9/3/2012 3:50:24 PM

As IF the world awaits orders from Israel? The war-mongering theocrats and fascists need to remember the world ONLY tolerates Israel -- they alone have brought about any pain or danger they may feel. IF they had tread a different path when given the opportunity, they'd have positioned themselves better AND the world might respect them. Once Israeli leadership becomes civilized; humanity brought back to the region with a Palestinian state free from occupation, then Israel may apply for respect.

Mathew de Silva

9/3/2012 7:14:30 AM

Mr Netanyahu, firstly, world ‘failed’ to stop Israel. As a result, reaping the consequences.

Dawood Isa

9/3/2012 7:00:00 AM

I think that we should speak the truth, the international community is not drawing a clear red line for Israel or Pakistan or US or Russia or China, those countries don't' see determination from the international community to stop its nuclear program.

henry laycock laycock

9/3/2012 4:46:12 AM

If Israel's talk of peace with Palestine appeared in the slightest degree credible, people might take what Israel says about anything else more seriously. As things are, Israel under Netanyahu has zero credibility - even in the USA
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