Iran sanctions are not working: Israel PM

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says sanctions imposed on Iran are important but so far haven`t been effective.

Updated: Feb 17, 2012, 00:07 AM IST

Nicosia: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says sanctions imposed on Iran are important but so
far haven`t been effective.

Netanyahu said today that the Iranian president`s guided
tour of centrifuges at Tehran research reactor yesterday was
proof that sanctions have not properly crippled Iran`s efforts
to develop nuclear capabilities.

The Israeli leader was speaking to reporters in Cyprus,
where he was meeting officials on a brief visit to discuss
cooperation on energy and other matters.

Israel has been a vocal supporter of an international
campaign to halt Tehran`s nuclear program by imposing
sanctions on its central bank and gas exports.

Like the West, Israel accuses Iran of pursuing atomic
weapons. Tehran insists that its nuclear program is for
peaceful purposes.

PTI