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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that Iran's new leadership is trying to use the negotiations to trick the world into easing sanctions without making any significant concessions. Netanyahu says a nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable and has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran, unilaterally if necessary, if diplomacy fails to curb the nuclear program.
Netanyahu appeared to make a new threat against Iran on Tuesday when, during a memorial service marking the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, he said a lesson of that conflict is that "pre-emptive strikes must not be ruled out."
One immediate change from previous talks was the choice of language. Tuesday's sessions were held in English, unlike previous rounds under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rouhani's hard-line predecessor, when English and Farsi were spoken and translations provided of the exchange.