The Times of Israel are reporting that a French member of parliament telephoned French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Geneva at the weekend to warn him that hawkish Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would attack Iran’s nuclear facilities “if the P5+1 nations did not stiffen their terms” on a deal with Iran:

“I know [Netanyahu],” the French MP, Meyer Habib, reportedly told Fabius, and predicted that the Israeli prime minister would resort to the use of force if the deal was approved in its form at the time. “If you don’t toughen your positions, Netanyahu will attack Iran,” the report quoted Habib as saying. “I know this. I know him. You have to toughen your positions in order to prevent war.”

Negotiations are now due to resume November 20.

Here at the interpretOr, we recall that the dreaded Netanyahu was Israeli ambassador to the United Nations from 1984 to 1988 – the period that coincided with the Iran-Contra affair – and today makes the likes of Richard Perle (the Prince of Darkness) seem like a goofy peacenik…