- Published on Friday, 04 May 2012 11:04
On Wednesday, the European Unions foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, will arrive in Jerusalem to meet Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss developments of Iran's nuclear talks.
During the meeting, Ashton is scheduled to discuss with Netanyahu, the recent talks between Iran and six other leading countries before flying to Bagdad to engage in the second round of talks which will commence on 23rd May.
Ashton is currently the head of the six countries negotiating team and, according to Haaretz, the meeting between Netanyahu and Ashton is being held in order to prevent Netanyahu from publicly condemning the upcoming talks, as he had previously accused the 5 members of the UN Security Council and Germany of giving Iran a "freebie" by providing it with more time to enrich uranium, before the second round of talks.
Netanyahu's main concern is a possible deal between Iran and the other nations, which could include a partical freeze on Iran's uranium enrichment in exchange for a suspension of sanctions imposed on them including the oil embargo.