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Coming up this evening at 9, Piers Morgan joins Benjamin Netanyahu for a wide-ranging and entirely candid prime time interview.
Welcoming the Israeli Prime Minister for a face to face conversation, the "Piers Morgan Live" hosts asks about the nature of the former's relationship with the leader of Iran:
"If President Rouhani picked the telephone up and called you, would you take that call," asks Morgan.
"Yeah, we’re not averse to calling," says Netanyahu. "I’ll tell you what I’ll tell him. You want the sanctions lifted? Stop your nuclear program. Why do you need underground bunkers, why do you need ICBMs, intercontinental ballistic missiles? The purpose is to carry nuclear payloads. By the way, not to Israel, to Europe and to the United States. They already have missiles that reach Israel."
As for Iran's claims that their ownership of dangerous elements is for a legitimate and safe purpose, Netanyahu quickly pokes holes in such assertions:
"Why do you need to enrich Uranium? You say you want to civilian nuclear energy? 17 countries: Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Indonesia with a quarter of a billion people – they all have civilian nuclear energy programs," says the Israeli Prime Minister. "They don’t have enrichment because enrichment, uranium enrichment is how you make nuclear weapons. So if you want to get a civilian nuclear program, if you want to convince us to drop the sanctions, drop your nuclear weapons program. No enrichment. No heavy water in the other route to nuclear weapons."
Watch the above clip for Netanyahu's Iranian perspective, and for complete coverage of Piers Morgan's interview with the Israeli Prime minister, watch "Piers Morgan Live" on CNN at 9 p.m.
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