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