Netanyahu Meets Congressmen, Urges Increased Pressure On Iran


netanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu met last night with a delegation of 36 American congressmen headed by Congressman Steny Hoyer. During the meeting Netanyahu claimed that though Iran’s president said pressure wouldn’t help, in the last two decades pressure was the only thing that helped.

Netanyahu urged increasing pressure on Iran relating to her nuclear program and warned that if the pressure will drop, nothing would deter Iran from achieving its nuclear goals.

Addressing Iranian President Hassan Rohani’s speech regarding the nuclear issue, Netanyahu said in a Tuesday statement that pressure on Iran had, in fact, been effective.

“Iran’s president said that pressure won’t work. Not true! The only thing that has worked in the last two decades is pressure,” the prime minister stressed.

“And the only thing that will work now is increased pressure. I have said that before and I’ll say it again, because that’s important to understand. You relent on the pressure, they will go all the way. You should sustain the pressure”.

Earlier Tuesday, Rohani said Israel “pursues the interests of a foreign country and receives most of its orders from the same country… even US interests are not being considered.”

The United States and Israel have said all options, including military action, are open to stop Tehran from acquiring nuclear arms.

Read more at Ynet News.

{ Israel}