Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu urged the world to keep pressuring Iran to curtail its nuclear program, even after Hassan Rohani’s election as president of the Islamic Republic.
“Regarding the elections in Iran, we do not delude ourselves,” Netanyahu said at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem today, according to an e-mailed statement. “The international community must not be caught up in wishful thinking and be tempted to relax the pressure on Iran to halt its nuclear program.”
Rohani has urged dialogue with the world and said technological progress shouldn’t come at the expense of the Iranian public’s welfare. That’s a departure from the policies of incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who pushed for nuclear development and has said Israel should be wiped off the map.
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