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      Netanyahu: P5+1 Offering Iran 'Enormous Deal'

      'What leverage will you have when you've eased the pressure? It just doesn't make sense,” he tells CNN, two days before talks resume.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 11/18/2013, 7:34 AM

      Netanyahu on CNN
      Netanyahu on CNN
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      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told CNN Sunday that the P5+1 powers have offered Iran “an enormous deal” at the talks on Iran's nuclear weapons program, and that the deal would “let out a lot of pressure” while Iran is “practically giving away nothing” and “making a minor concession which could reverse in weeks.”

      The deal would endanger the sanctions regime, he said, while Iran would keep every one of its 18,000 centrifuges to enrich uranium. “They're not giving up even one centrifuge,” he stressed.

      If sanctions are eased, he predicted, “you're going to get investors, companies and countries scrambling one after the other to get a deal with Iran because economies and prices work on future expectations.”

      "If you took all that pressure, all these years to build up the sanctions regime and it's finally working, it's finally getting there, and Iran is really...on the ropes, their economy is close to paralysis, and all of a sudden, you take off the pressure, everybody will understand that you're heading south. You're going to really be in danger of crumbling the sanctions regime.”

      The talks between the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) and Iran are set to resume Wednesday at Geneva.