France assures Israel it will stand firm on Iran deal




 
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France assures Israel it will stand firm on Iran deal
 
November 18th, 2013  
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France assures Israel it will stand firm on Iran deal
By Jeffrey Heller and Elizabeth Pineau JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande assured Israel on Sunday that France would continue to oppose an easing of economic sanctions against Iran until it was convinced Tehran had given up any pursuit of nuclear weapons. Hollande's pledge could help underpin an intensive campaign by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convince Israel's main ally, the United States, and other leading powers to toughen terms of a proposed nuclear deal with Iran ahead of negotiations reconvening this week in Geneva. Differences over how to ensure Iran does not obtain nuclear weapons have opened a rift between Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama, whose relationship has long been fraught.




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