The Hill is reporting that President Obama lambasted comments made by Israel’s Prime Minister.
The Hill reports that Prime Minister Netanyahu had a meeting with Senator Lieberman during which he criticized the current talks taking place with Iran. Netanyahu told Lieberman that he believed that Iran got a “freebie” as the talks adjourned and will not reconvene for five weeks during which time Iran can continue to enrich uranium.
At a news conference in Colombia, President Obama took exception to Netanyahu’s characterization of the talks. The Hill reports President Obama said: “The notion that somehow we’ve given something away, or ‘a freebie,’ would indicate that Iran has gotten something,”… “In fact, they’ve got some of the toughest sanctions that they’re going to be facing coming up in just a few months if they don’t take advantage of these talks. I hope they do.”
President Obama’s response does not deal with the point that Iran has gotten five weeks to continue operating their nuclear program. The central criticism of these talks is that they are open ended and do not require Iran to make any concessions. Therefore, Iran is getting a freebie. And, like in the past, Iran is gaining time.
Here is a report on one of the world’s leading experts on Iran who agrees that with these talks the United States is being duped.