PM praises EU for bolstering sanctions against Iran

Netanyahu says sanctions important, but casts doubt on whether they'll prevent Iranians from continuing their nuclear program.

By REUTERS
October 16, 2012 13:42
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Prime Minister with the EU Ambassador

Bibi with EU Ambassador 370. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem / The Jerusalem Post)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu praised the newest round of EU sanctions on Iran on Tuesday, but warned they would only be effective if backed by a credible military option.

Netanyahu, during a meeting with the EU ambassadors stationed here, said that what the EU did in ratcheting up the sanctions on Monday was “very important,” but he cast doubt on whether this would prevent the Iranians from continuing their nuclear program.