Rice: asking Iran to 'unlearn' its nuclear capability is nonstarter

2015-03-03 20:18
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Washington - US National Security Adviser Susan Rice urges a pro-Israeli lobbying group to drop any insistence that Iran entirely forego domestic nuclear capacity.

"That is not a viable negotiating position nor is it attainable," Rice said at the America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in Washington. "No one can make Iran unlearn the science and nuclear capabilities it already possesses."

Rice also warns against the notion of imposing sanctions on Iran and walking away. Sanctions alone never have stopped Iran from advancing its nuclear programme, she says.

She also assures the group that the United States will never waiver in the defence of Israel and says the US won't accept a bad deal in negotiations to curb Iran's nuclear programme.

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