Israel cautions framework deal on curbing Iran's nuclear production is a step in a dangerous direction. Julie Noce reports.
The framework deal reached between world powers and Iran on curbing the country's nuclear program was received with cautious optimism by many international leaders. Except in Israel- where it's considered a dangerous step in the wrong direction. Mark Regev is the spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ISRAEL PRIME MINISTER'S SPOKESPERSON, MARK REGEV, SAYING: "This framework is a step in a very very dangerous direction. It leaves Iran with an expansive Nuclear infrastructure, not closing down not even one Iranian Nuclear installation. It leaves Iran with thousands of centrifuges to continue enrichment. And allows Iran to conduct research and development to build new and better centrifuges." Under the framework Iran would dismantle a reactor that could produce plutonium, among other commitments. In return U.S. and European Union sanctions will gradually be relaxed. The framework is contingent on reaching an firm agreement by June 30th.