Britain: Deal Must Put the Bomb Beyond Iran’s Reach

By Ben Ariel, INN

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said late Sunday he believed a nuclear deal with Iran could be reached, but insisted it must place an atomic bomb “beyond reach” for the Islamic Republic, reported AFP.

“We are here because we believe a deal can be done,” Hammond told reporters outside a Lausanne hotel as he became the last of the foreign ministers to arrive for talks with world powers.

“It’s in everyone’s interests that a deal does get done. But it has to be a deal which puts the bomb beyond Iran’s reach,” he added.

“There can’t be any compromise about that,” Hammond insisted.

He went straight into a meeting with ministers from the other P5+1 powers — China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States.

Hammond said on Friday he was ready to join the talks in Lausanne, but added he would only fly to Switzerland if there was an immediate prospect of progress.

His comments on Sunday come hours after reports emerged that a provisional agreement on key elements of Iran’s nuclear program had been reached.

Western diplomats in talks in Switzerland said that Iran had “more or less” agreed to slash the number of its centrifuge machines “by more than two-thirds” and to ship abroad “most of its stockpile of nuclear material.”

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has said the deal currently under discussion between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear program is even worse than he had feared.

“The dangerous accord which is being negotiated in Lausanne confirms our concerns and even worse,” Netanyahu said in remarks at a meeting of his cabinet broadcast on public radio.

Netanyahu also highlighted concerns over Iran’s wider expansionist ambitions in the region via Shiite Islamist proxies and other terrorist groups.

March 30, 2015 | 2 Comments »

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  1. I hope Israel has a doomsday scenario in place of nuclear retaliation because it looks like they may soon have to use it. I hope they got one marked for Mecca because that will demoralize and invalidate Islamic followers everywhere.

    I think perhaps some Generals might be arguing for a first nuclear strike scenario against Iran and other major Islamic targets with the aim of starting the Islamopocalypse.
    It’s coming anyway – perhaps the best thing is to start it on our (The West’s) own terms before we are any more crippled or compromised by Islam.

    Islam will show its hand world-wide and rise up and all the West, including China and Russia will be forced to strike them down – this could really work!

    It will start the final war for supremacy between Islam and the rest of the world. The Generals from the sixties argued for a first strike on a threat level much less than this. Perhaps if they had had their way , we would have cleaned the world house already – Russia, North Korea, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Venezuela , Pakistan – they would be all radioactive glass parking lots.
    But we let some of those countries get nuclear arms.
    …dumm and dummber
    With a first strike the first strikers come out ascendant.

    too late now
    But still… what dreams may come …Carpe Diem!

  2. So, who is fooling who. Deadly subjects like Iran and the bomb must not be subject of jest or other games. We must know the truth.
    In Arutz 7 right now there is a report that the skunk Meir Dagan informed his counterparts that Iran already has the bomb and that was quit a while back.
    A thorough investigation must ferret out the truth and any gamer must be nailed for good.