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
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