PMO: Changes to legislative process not connected to Iran

August 12, 2012 12:09

Cabinet Secretary Tzvi Hauser on Sunday rejected reports that changes to Israel's legislative process regulations, set to go before the cabinet for a vote later in the day, are part of a ploy by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to increase his legal powers in the face of a potential strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.

Hauser said in an interview with Army Radio that the regulations had not been changed since 1948 and the changes were merely slight reformulations and edits meant to standardize the de facto decison-making process.

He stated that the changes had been in the works for a year-and-a-half and were sanctioned by the attorney-general.

Hauser called the media's connecting the changes to a potential attack on Iran part of the "general hysteria" on the issue of the government's handling of the Iranian threat.

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