Ya'alon demands US toughen stance on Iran

Vice premier says Iran thinks its immune from further US action before election, warns Hezbollah of "heavy price" if it attacks Israel.

By REUTERS
July 12, 2012 18:42
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PM Netanyahu, Deputy PM Yaalon

PM Netanyahu, Deputy PM Yaalon_311. (photo credit: Reuters)

The United States must do more to show Iran it is serious about curtailing its nuclear ambitions because the current pressure is not working, Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon said on Thursday.

Ya'alon also fired a warning at the terrorist Hezbollah movement in neighboring Lebanon, saying the Shi'ite group would be crushed if it tried to attack Israel at the behest of Tehran in any future war.

Speaking just days before US Secretary of State Hillary


Ya'alon did not see such a threat and thought that Assad was doomed to lose the violent power struggle gripping Syria.

"We are not sure when it will happen, but it will happen. From day to day we have witnessed an acceleration of the process as a result of the power that the opposition has succeeded in gaining," he said.


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