Israel Calls Iranian President's Nuclear Comments Deceptive

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Reuters
Israel said on Thursday a U.S. television interview in which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that Tehran would never develop nuclear weapons was an Iranian attempt to deceive the world.

Presidential candidate Hassan Rohani shows his ballot during the Iranian presidential election in Tehran

Israel said on Thursday a U.S. television interview in which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pledged that Tehran would never develop nuclear weapons was an Iranian attempt to deceive the world.

"One must not be fooled by the Iranian president's fraudulent words," said a statement issued by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office.

"The Iranians are spinning in the media so that the centrifuges can keep on spinning," it said, referring to Iranian uranium enrichment that Israel believes is aimed at developing nuclear weapons. Iran denies this.