PM praises SWIFT decision to cut off Iran

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March 15, 2012 20:42

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who for months has been calling for "crippling" sanctions against Iran, welcomed the SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) decision, a spokesman in his office said Thursday.

Netanyahu has been raising the SWIFT issue for weeks, including during his conversations in Ottawa and Washington earlier this month.

One diplomatic source said this move was "another important step," but that others still needed to be taken, and not only by European and North American countries.

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