(Times of Israel) Israel’s acting defense minister said Saturday he was concerned Hassan Rowhani’s win in the Iranian presidential elections might buy Iran more time in diplomatic contacts with the West over its nuclear program.

Gilad Erdan (Likud), who is filling in for Moshe Ya’alon, said he feared Rowhani’s win, and his reputation as a centrist and reformer, might lead the West to give Iran more leeway in diplomatic contacts over its rogue nuclear drive.

“There might be a temptation… to agree to another round of talks, and then another round. Meanwhile the centrifuges are still spinning,” said Erdan, who is also minister of Homefront Defense and Communications.

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