Israeli premier: pressure on Iran must continue - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Israeli premier: pressure on Iran must continue

Posted:
JERUSALEM (AP) -

Israel's prime minister says the international community must not ease pressure on Iran because of the election of a reformist president.

   Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that he believed Iran's president-elect Hasan Rowhani spoke moderately but backs enriching uranium for nuclear weapons.

   The comments came after Russia's foreign minister was quoted as saying Iran was willing to halt its 20-percent enrichment of uranium, a key concession sought in international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. Tehran had no immediate comment.

   Israel has hinted at a military strike if diplomacy fails to restrain Iran.

   The West believes Iran may seek to make nuclear weapons and has imposed heavy sanctions.

   Rowhani has promised a "path of moderation," including more openness on the nuclear issue, but decisions about matter are not in the president's hands.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.