Israeli PM says nuclear talks gave Iran 'freebie'

April 15, 2012 - 12:26 PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says Iran got a "freebie" from the world's big powers at nuclear talks this weekend.

Officials from the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany met with Iran in Istanbul to discuss the country's nuclear program. The talks were described as positive, and they agreed to meet again on May 23 in Baghdad.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the arrangement gave Iran five weeks to continue uranium enrichment — a process that can be used both in the production of nuclear energy or nuclear weapons — without any restrictions. He said Iran should be forced to stop this immediately.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says Iran got a "gift" from the world's big powers at nuclear talks this weekend.

Officials from the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany met with Iran in Istanbul to discuss the country's nuclear program. The talks were described as positive and they agreed to meet again on May 23 in Baghdad.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the arrangement gave Iran five weeks to continue uranium enrichment — a process that can be used both in the production of nuclear energy or nuclear weapons — without any restrictions. He said Iran should be forced to stop this immediately.