Former President George W. Bush reportedly said Tuesday, as U.S.-backed negotiations with Iran resumed in Geneva, that it is unlikely Iran's hostile stance toward Israel has changed.
According to The Algemeiner, at an event in New York City, the former president said, "The United States' foreign policy must be clear eyed; and understand that until the form of government changes in Iran, it is unlikely that their intentions toward Israel will change."
Despite a perceived thaw in U.S.-Iran relations, the former president said that he does "not believe in Iran's peaceful intentions until they can irrevocably prove that it's true."
Bush was the surprise guest at an event sponsored by The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Fund.
Talks on Iran's nuclear program resumed in Geneva on Tuesday, following renewed efforts by the Obama administration and Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani, to return to the negotiating table. President Obama and Rouhani spoke by phone during Rouhani's recent visit to New York City for the U.N. General Assembly.