December 13th, 2014
11:44 PM ET

Israeli minister: Iran doesn't need one centrifuge

Fareed speaks with Naftali Bennett, the economic minister in Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet, about Iran's nuclear program. Watch the full interview on GPS this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN.

Iran - you have said that you thought a bad deal would lead to war, but a good deal could lead to peace. So the question is, do you regard the deal that is under discussion as a good deal or a bad deal?

From what we can tell, the area where they seem to be at right now is that Iran would go from about 19,000 centrifuges to somewhere in the range of between 5,000 and 7,000 or 8,000 centrifuges. Is that a sufficient reduction which would lengthen the lead time before Iran could potentially do something which can make them produce weapons grade uranium?

That's a very bad deal. Iran doesn't need one centrifuge. Canada has nuclear energy. Spain has nuclear energy. Switzerland has nuclear energy and they don't enrich uranium. You don't need to enrich uranium in order to use nuclear energy. You enrich uranium in order to produce a bomb. That's why the U.N. Security Council came out with six consecutive resolutions that they should have not one centrifuge.

And suddenly we're caving in to their whims, especially when Iran is on the floor. They're under a significant economic pressure. It's working. So when something works, you don't let it up. Quite the contrary. That's the point in negotiation where you insist, and, in fact, reinforce the sanctions. And we just want one simple thing – no enrichment within Iran. You can have all the nuclear energy you want for any peaceful uses, but no enrichment so you can't acquire a nuclear weapon.

But it...

It's so simple...

You know that this is essentially seems as though it's a non-negotiable issue for Iran. So from your point of view, essentially, any deal that comes out is going to be one you will oppose?

No. Any deal that allows Iran to enrich uranium, which allows them to ultimately break out within a few months with a nuclear weapon, is a disaster for the world.

Can you imagine what will happen to the global economy if Iran comes out with a nuclear weapon? The whole area will enter a nuclear race – Saudi Arabia, Turkey. We're going to have a nuclear nightmare in the very most dangerous area in the world. You know what it will do to your pension funds and to everyone's money? It's crazy. It will risk the West.

Why are we letting this? Why with open eyes walking into this trap?

We should be very clear, Iran no enrichment. We're not going to let you acquire a nuclear weapon. It's black and white. You don't have to be so sophisticated. The U.N. already six times said that they cannot have one, you know, centrifuge. I don't know why suddenly we're caving in. This is a bad deal and we have to prevent it at all costs.

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  1. BazG

    What does Bennett mean when he uses the pronoun 'we' there? Is he speaking as an American or is Israel a party to these negotiations?

    Do 'we' support America fully against Russia on Ukraine?

    December 14, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  2. Aiden

    Why is everyone talking about @Blue Saffron all the time? He must be royal family.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:19 pm | Reply
  3. Philip

    Lol. Are you blushing yet, Donna? Lol

    December 14, 2014 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  4. Philip

    Who of you men here has not thought of banasy underneath of you?

    December 14, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      What the literal hell, Philip? Knock it off.

      December 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm | Reply
  5. Philip

    She's like the most breed able woman in Cyberspace! The kind of gal you want to feed and drag into the back of your truck, I tell you.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm | Reply
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    December 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      My husband agrees.

      December 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Reply
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    yummy

    December 14, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Reply
  8. banasy in leotards

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    December 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm | Reply
  9. rupert

    Banasy is a s.e.x. addict . She wears me out.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      You will never know. Poor you.

      December 14, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Reply
  10. banasy©

    Philip, go back to hating me. Please.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  11. rupert

    After we finish I need potassium to get my strength back.
    What a lioness. banasy wears chetah leotards

    December 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  12. Donna wearing panties

    Mmm. Yummy.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm | Reply
  13. Aiden

    I have to say that I see some very mentally retarded people on this forum. It is sickening.

    December 14, 2014 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  14. Peter

    All these flunkie reporters bring on Bennett, Netanyahu and Lieberman on TV and seemingly ask them serious questions about Iranian nukes. How about asking these people why they don't come clean about their Israeli nukes? Ask them about hundreds of nukes, including thermonuclear weapons, that under certain situation can destroy the world. How about safety of their Israeli nukes and where they are pointed (at least 20 pointed towards US). Why don't they ask them about Samson Option? The flunkies like Fareed Zakaria, are just there to promote themselves. They wouldn't dare to ask these questions as long as Jeff Zucker or someone of his tribe, is president of CNN. In case he did, Zucker would find an excuse to fire him and the rest of media will applaud. So he self censors.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  15. chri§§y

    Lmao @ banasy...be careful....its a trap! Lol

    December 14, 2014 at 9:09 pm | Reply
  16. Chri$$y wearing Depends

    See? Lol I love you too, Chrissy. Just don't have the hots for you like I do Donna. Am sure you are a fine piece of ass though. 🙂

    December 14, 2014 at 9:15 pm | Reply
  17. Philip

    No! I really want to hump you girls. Especially Donna. Swear to God.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:18 pm | Reply
  18. Philip

    OK. Now that we got se x out of the way, can we get down to business? Donna. Bend over that office desk Lol

    December 14, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Reply
  19. Philip

    Lol. The girls are speechless. LMAO

    December 14, 2014 at 9:23 pm | Reply
  20. chri§§y

    Lol been telling you for awhile @ philip...you dont lie so good! Now i must tell you...your acting s u c k s too. Sorry afraid you better find a different method!

    December 14, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Reply
  21. Philip

    That's right. I could sneak up behind Chrissy while she was fixing her brakes. And slip one in her before she knew what was going on. And then go breed banasy for 3 hours. Lol

    December 14, 2014 at 9:28 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Not happening. Ever.

      December 14, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Reply
  22. Philip

    Mmmm. Chrissy pie.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Mmmm. Yummy

      December 14, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Reply
  23. Philip

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    December 14, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  24. chri§§y

    You are delusional. For one thing...that cap in the azz that ive mentioned being surprised someone hadnt done so to you before now....THAT would positively happen philip! And I would be the one to have the pleasure of doing so. Now stop being so nauseating would you.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  25. Philip

    Oh Donna where did u go.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  26. Phildo

    Hey ladies.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  27. chri§§y

    I see youve decided to stop fighting it huh. Now im just trying to figure out WHICH pharmacueticals youve decided to take.

    December 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  28. Phildo

    Hey now, Chrissy girl. Time to get naked between us. Its been that long. Lol 🙂

    December 14, 2014 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  29. Phildo

    Just want to hump on you. Is that OK? Lol

    December 14, 2014 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  30. Phildo

    OK. If you are not going to fulfill my cyberse x needs I will go elsewhere. FOX, perhaps. Lol

    December 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm | Reply
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