As the World Powers speak with Iran today in Geneva Switzerland, Israel has sent word urging the powers not to ease up on the sanctions that are in place.
From Israel's perspective, Iran has been working for over 20 years to obtain nuclear weapons capabilities, repeatedly deceiving the international community about its nuclear program.
Israel believes Iran has increased the number of it's centrifuges from 164 in 2006 to over 18,000 along with several tons of enriched uranium – all while negotiating with the international community.
The United Nations Security Council has determined that Iran had breached previous UNSC resolutions.
Israel believes the Iranian regime is under great pressure because of the UN sanctions placed upon it, which today Iran will seek to have lifted – albeit partially.
Israel believes the sanctions must not be eased when they are close to achieving their intended purpose of getting the Iranian leadership to stop it's weapon related nuclear activities.
What is uniting everyone is that a genuine diplomatic solution is needed that will peacefully end Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program.
Israel feels this opportunity can be realized only if the international community continues to put pressure on Iran and does not ease the sanctions prematurely.
Israel has described it as a historic mistake if the World powers do not to take full advantage of the sanctions should they make concessions to the Iranians before ensuring the dismantling of, what Israel believes is a, nuclear weapons program.
The Government has said it will embrace a genuine diplomatic solution which would bring about the dismantling of the Iranian program.
Israel has stated that it does not oppose Iran having a peaceful nuclear energy program.
It has emphasized, as has been demonstrated in other countries, like Canada and Indonesia, that peaceful programs do not require uranium enrichment or plutonium production.
Iran's nuclear weapons program would – or as Israel sees it – does.
Middle East Correspondent