Netanyahu: US shifted from preventing nuclear Iran to containment

In an interview to CBS News Face the Nation Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin  Netanyahu referred to reports that the US may offer Arab nations in the Middle East a “nuclear umbrella” as protection from a nuclear-threshold Iran, in exchange for guarantees that they won’t seek similar technology themselves. “That signals a shift in US policy from preventing a nuclear Iran to containing one,” said Netanyahu.  He reiterated his view that a better deal would be to increase breakout time and limit Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Long-term restrictions on Iran must not be lifted even after ten years, unless Tehran commits to changing its behavior on the international stage.
A US official responded to this by saying that the negotiations dealt solely with the nuclear issue because its importance outweighed that of Iran’s record of terror.


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