Israeli premier: pressure on Iran must continueJune 18, 2013 @ 11:05 am
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.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Soda Pop Stop
The mayors of Seattle, New York and about a dozen other cities want to ban this
High Altitude Upgrade
The state's highest outhouse atop Mount Rainier is getting a badly needed upgrade
A Skeptic's Doubts
An ESPN columnist doubts Russell Wilson will ever be elite
Bonneville Media encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comments can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior. We encourage your thoughtful comments which: have a positive and constructive tone, are on topic, are respectful toward others and their opinions. Bonneville reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.