16 mars 2014

US official: Iran pursuing banned items for nuclear, missile work

Iran has pursued a longstanding effort to buy banned components for its nuclear and missile programs in recent months, a US official said on Sunday, a period when it struck an interim deal with major powers to limit its disputed atomic activity. Vann Van Diepen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation, said Iran was still "very actively" creating front companies and engaging in other activity to conceal procurements. The reported supplies do not contravene last year's breakthrough... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Rodica à 19:37 - Permalien [#]

16 mars 2014

Senior minister: Kerry pressuring the wrong side

An Israeli minister on Sunday said Washington's top diplomat was "wrong" for pressuring Israel in peace talks, a day before Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was set to visit the White House.His remarks came two days after US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's repeated demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. "John Kerry is wrong because he is putting pressure on the wrong side," said Environment Minister Gilad Erdan, who is considered close to Netanyahu."Kerry... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Rodica à 17:41 - Permalien [#]