Netanyahu welcomes new Iran sanctions

November 6, 2018 by J-Wire Newsdesk
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has issued a statement following Donald Trump’s announcement of further sanctions against Iran.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Photo by Hillel Maeir/TPS on 12 August 2018

Netanyahu said: “This day is a historic day. This is the day on which the United States, led by President Trump, imposed the most severe sanctions on Iran, the most severe sanctions imposed on Iran since the beginning of the effort to stop its aggression. We see the impact of these sanctions on the ground right now. And the second wave of sanctions, especially the sanctions imposed on the SWIFT, the banking clearing system used by the Iranian regime, will add a very severe blow to Iran’s terrorist regime.

I believed that sanctions must include this element of credit clearance. I raised this several times, even during my last meeting with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and I am pleased that the US has decided to include this component, the credit component.

Iran is the greatest threat to Israel, the Middle East and to world peace. You know that for many years I have devoted my time and energy to the war against the Iranian threat. In this matter, I went almost against the whole world. Today we see the results of this long and continuous struggle.

I would like to thank President Donald Trump again for a courageous, determined and important decision. I think that this contributes to stability, security and peace. True, there can be more bumps along the way, but we must approach this very aggressively and from strength. also morally, economically and vis-à-vis security.”



2 Responses to “Netanyahu welcomes new Iran sanctions”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Correction: the Downer article on Saudi Arabia was published on 05 Nov 18 not 06 Nov 18.

  2. Adrian Jackson says:

    If I had to choose I would choose Iran over Saudi Arabia any day but the USA and other arms dealers from Europe grovel to Saudia Arabia.

    I note the Australian diplomat in London, Alexander Downer, has written a dreadful lying article today (06 Nov 18) in the Australian Financial Review about the murder in the Saudi embassy in Turkey. The article is full of pro US and UK propaganda as trade is more important to them than justice and democracy in the medieval mafia middle eastern kingdom.

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