Netanyahu: World must step up sanctions pressure on Iran
In his first comment on Hassan Rouhani’s election as president of Iran, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned the international community Sunday against “wishful thinking” about Iran’s nuclear program and advised testing Iran by its deeds. He pointed out that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei remains the ultimate authority on all state security policy decisions, including nuclear projects. Iranian clerics disqualified candidates a priori who did not toe the regime’s hard line. So the world must increase its pressure on Tehran, Netanyahu urged, to end its nuclear program which is the biggest threat to world peace as well as an existential threat to Israel.