New sanctions and an ensuing “crisis in talks can certainly sharpen dilemmas for Iran and can lead to the achievement of an agreement on better terms,” the senior official told diplomatic correspondents during a briefing in Jerusalem. “The combination of political pressure and economic levers increases the chances of better results in the negotiations.”
Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said last week that additional sanctions on his country would likely lead Iran to suspend the talks indefinitely.
But the senior Israeli official claimed said that even without new sanctions, there would be no agreement.
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