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-- talk about Iran and the upcoming talks investor Michael Moore of Israel.
Investors thanks for being fitted with -- water is -- prospects.
Going into these talks and and your expectations.
Of what comes out of well first what we hope -- don't work.
A nuclear armed Iran Iran with nuclear military capabilities.
Threatens Israel threatens the entire middle east -- threatens the world it's a monumental threat.
So nobody would be happier the -- talks succeed and then the people of Israel.
But we have to be very few honest with ourselves and and note that in the past the Iranians had used talks to spin out time to gain time to deceive the international community.
And to move their nuclear program forward that's in the record so far so when you hear a big new initiatives.
-- run -- talking like that.
The -- of these talks in Istanbul.
What what is the first reaction in Israel we've heard this before we've heard of before and that we have very specific.
Goals which we hope -- achieved in these talks we want all enrichment activity to -- in Iran we want the whole stockpile.
You're enrich uranium -- 3% or 20% want it removed from Iraq as they can't be trusted with that material.
-- want that secret formerly secret underground facility -- com we wanted to dismantle and that's what we would consider successful talks.
Does Israel believe it will be before Ron has a nuclear -- we are all kinds investments but from the Israeli point of view.
How long is it.
Well put this where -- -- there is more time for diplomacy a little bit more time but not a lot of time.
We've been warning about this program now for twenty years.
The last ten years international community has taken seriously with now has sanctions for the last.
Six years we are coming down to the critical stage I've heard other Israeli officials point back to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and December 2012.
As a as a date it are there are a number of months where Israel says this is this is really the conference.
Again -- to say that did that there's not much time left.
I'm trying to find out what not much -- this is it is it -- prime minister prime minister Netanyahu says that it it's.
It's not it's not days it's not weeks but it's not years either.
There was a story a report about Israel working with -- by John.
And it was citing unnamed US officials in the report.
There seemed to be a lot of reaction and disappointment in Israel about that report the possibility that Israel.
Could work with measured by John if if push came to show up -- military action was needed -- it Israel's.
-- inside Iran.
What what was the reaction to that report and the US involved.
Minute well I know nothing about Azerbaijan but we we feel that all of the the talk about -- -- what Israel would do Israel might not do is not helpful.
And when President Obama said that -- that all this talk about -- -- -- -- should cease we appreciate that.
So is there a sense that there's been full cooperation here at the US from Israeli perspective says is that we cooperate that we communicate.
And daily about the Iranian issues and we are looking at very similar.
Sources of information.
We're reading those sources very closely together.
And -- and again we we talk very very frequently about the Iranian issue.
And when we talk about it a lot of the intelligence is talked about and that's not often the case out in the open.
But there are many people out there in the intelligence community who say that that stocks net virus that attacked the Iran computers.
Actually was very successful and perhaps delayed the meet and further.
I tried opinion on a time.
You think the Iran answer our hard gaining.
Access to intelligence and access to the ability to make a -- quickly.
We think that they are committed to making -- to gaining military nuclear capabilities yes.
But -- talk about what has been -- not what has not been -- -- what has not been discussed.
President Obama has said that all options are on the table that's our position as well he has said further that one of those options is a military option.
He says one of the options is not containment is very important.
And I think most important from our perspective he has said that Israel has -- right to defend itself against any threat in the Middle East that includes the Iranian threat.
And that Israel is a sovereign country can best decide how to defend its citizens.
Ambassador thank you very much for the time.
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