Israel seeks continued world pressure on Iran after election


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday sought continuity in international pressure on Iran to restrain it from gaining nuclear capability after the elections of a new president.

“The international community must not give in to wishful thinking or temptation and loosen the pressure on Iran for it to stop its nuclear programme,” Netanyahu told his cabinet.

According to media reports, Netanyahu said it was Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khomeini, and not the newly-elected president, Hassan Rohani, who set nuclear policy.

“Iran will be judged by its actions,” Netanyahu said. “If it continues to insist on developing its nuclear programme, the answer must be clear – to stop it by any means’, he added.

Netanyahu reminded that Iranian nuclear programme is the greatest threat to the world peace and only continually pressurizing Iran can stop it from acquiring the nuclear capability, reports added.