Renewed international efforts to curb Iran's disputed nuclear program have backfired by giving it more time to work on building a bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.
His remarks on the inconclusive February 26-27 meeting between Iran and six world powers signalled impatience by Israel, which has threatened to launch a preemptive war on its arch-foe, if it deems diplomacy a dead end. Senior US diplomat Wendy Sherman flew in to brief Israel about the talks, in which Tehran was offered modest sanction relief in return for halting mid-level uranium enrichment. There was no breakthrough. (Reuters)