Zionists want US to attack Iran, not to reach nuclear deal: Writer

Zionists want the United States to stop negotiating with Iran over its nuclear energy program and launch a deadly war against Iran, an American political activist and writer says.

Ralph Schoenman, former personal secretary of British philosopher Bertrand Russell, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on Israel’s request to the US to extend the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran.

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a former intelligence minister and a high-ranking Likud Party member, is in Washington for meetings with top Obama administration officials regarding the Iran nuclear talks.

He is urging the Obama administration to soften the deadline, arguing it is inadvertently giving Tehran leverage in the negotiations.

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