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    Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    National Security Adviser Susan Rice said Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should hold back his criticism of any proposed interim deal on Iran's nuclear program until such an agreement is finalized."I think it's important that everybody understand what the deal is that needs to be reached and then they can make a judgment on its contours," Rice said at the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, D.C.
    Asked by Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson if Netanyahu didn't understand the deal before issuing his harsh attack on it last week, Rice did not mention Netanyahu by name but indicated that he did not.
    "Well it's not done, so by definition it's premature to judge it because the outlines have yet to be finalized," she said.
    Rice said any pact would ensure Iran's nuclear program doesn't advance while the agreement is in effect.
    "Any deal that we would accept is going to be one that we would have confidence is in our interests and the interests of our allies and partners in the region and beyond, that gives us clarity and confidence that the Iranians cannot make any progress and indeed will see their program [set] back while negotiations continue," she said.
    A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Rice's remarks.


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    I agree. Speaking out against diplomacy and a deal that hasnt even been reached yet and calling it a "bad bad bad deal" is premature and makes no sense to me.


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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    I'd be more inclined to agree if Ms. Rice had used the term unwarranted. Premature sounds like, Bibi has a good point now, it is just too soon to make that point.

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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I'd be more inclined to agree if Ms. Rice had used the term unwarranted. Premature sounds like, Bibi has a good point now, it is just too soon to make that point.
    True...


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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: National Security Adviser Susan Rice: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature' - POLITICO.com

    I agree. Speaking out against diplomacy and a deal that hasnt even been reached yet and calling it a "bad bad bad deal" is premature and makes no sense to me. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    When I saw the name Rice, I was expecting one with a brain named Condoleezza.
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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    When I saw the name Rice, I was expecting one with a brain named Condoleezza.
    I'm sure that Ms. Rice couldn't dream of clearing the intellectual bar you've set here.

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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Netanyahu has his own political and national security concerns to grapple with, so his public objection and voiced skepticism to a possible easing of sanctions is quite understandable.
    Last edited by a351; 11-13-13 at 07:21 PM.

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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post

    I agree. Speaking out against diplomacy and a deal that hasnt even been reached yet and calling it a "bad bad bad deal" is premature and makes no sense to me. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Of course it doesn't to you. Without Iran to demonize, the right-wing Likud party starts to become irrelevant, the whole "We can do whatever we want in the name of security" narrative falls apart, and the Revisionist Zionism manifest destiny dream collapses.

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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Of course it doesn't to you. Without Iran to demonize, the right-wing Likud party starts to become irrelevant, the whole "We can do whatever we want in the name of security" narrative falls apart, and the Revisionist Zionism manifest destiny dream collapses.
    Iran has agreed to stop funding Hez and Hamas?

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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Iran has agreed to stop funding Hez and Hamas?
    You do realize that Israel itself used to fund one of those don't you?

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    Re: Rice: Netanyahu's objections to Iran deal 'premature'

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    You do realize that Israel itself used to fund one of those don't you?
    Therefore, Iran funding terrorism is ok?

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