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September 25, 2013 9:14 am

Israeli Minister ‘Distraught’ that Rouhani Charm Offensive Has Been Effective

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Hassan Rowhani. Photo: Wikipedia.

Times of Israel – Iranian President Hasan Rouhani’s conciliatory rhetoric from the UN podium and in interviews with the US media is having an impact, a senior Israeli minister acknowledged on Wednesday, adding that he was concerned that the facts of Iran’s accelerating drive to nuclear weapons were being obscured amid the charm offensive.

“I’m more than worried. I’m distraught,” said Home Front Defense and Communications Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), a member of Israel’s key decision-making security cabinet. “Rouhani’s language is having its effect.”

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