Jerusalem : In his sharpest criticism yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that world powers "have given up" on stopping Iran from developing nuclear weapons in ongoing negotiations.
Netanyahu's comments, at a meeting of his Likud Party outside of Jerusalem, come as he plans to address the US Congress on the nuclear negotiations.
The West fears Iran could build an atomic bomb with its nuclear program. Iran says its program is for peaceful purposes. The Islamic Republic is now negotiating a final deal with the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, with hopes of on a preliminary deal in March and a follow-up pact in June.