Talks gave Iran more time for atomic weapon: Israel
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers have only given the Islamic republic more time to pursue its quest for a nuclear weapon, a senior Israeli official told AFP on Saturday.
Two days of talks on Teheran's controversial atomic drive with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, Britain and France - plus Germany ended on Wednesday.
The latest round of talks, in the Kazakh capital Almaty, were aimed at breaking the decades-old deadlock over Iran's atomic programme.
"We understand that the only thing that was achieved in these talks was to give Iran more time to move ahead in its quest for a nuclear weapon," the Israeli official said.