JERUSALEM, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel does not object to diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran.
"We do not oppose diplomatic negotiations with Iran," Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem.
"We insist that these negotiations lead to the dismantling of Iran's enrichment capability. The main thing we are working to achieve is to prevent Iran's enrichment capability," the prime minister added, according to a statement sent by the Governmental Press Office.
Netanyahu went on saying that while Iran claims it's aiming to reach nuclear capabilities for peaceful purposes, there are countries achieving the same capabilities "without even one centrifuge" and without uranium enrichment.
'Whoever doesn't want fissionable material and nuclear bomb doesn't insist on enrichment ... therefore Iran ... must not be allowed to have enrichment capability. This is the most important point," Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu returned on Friday from a visit to the United States, in which he set out to "expose the truth," as he said prior to his trip, about the Iranians' overtures toward the United States.
Netanyahu met with U.S. President Barack Obama and talked in front of the United Nations' General Assembly on Tuesday, warning the international community that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is a "sheep in wolf's clothing," trying to buy time with "smiles campaign" to carry on with Iran's nuclear program.
He also gave interviews to local and international TV news broadcasts, including one aimed directly at the Iranian people in the BBC in Farsi on Thursday, in which he repeated his message.
Netanyahu's hardline was slammed by Iranian President Rouhani, who said on Wednesday Israel was "upset and angry" with the signs of new emerging relationship between Iran and the United States.
Israeli members of the opposition in the parliament also criticized Netanyahu, maintaining that Israel should go with Obama and not "dwell alone."