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Netanyahu: Israel not ‘deluding’ itself after victory by relative moderate in Iran election

( Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
said Israel is not “deluding” itself following the victory of relative moderate
Hassan Rohani, who had the backing of reformists, in the Iranian presidential

Hassan Rohani, president-elect of Iran. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

“We are not deluding ourselves when it comes to the results of the
Iranian election,” Netanyahu said Sunday at his weekly cabinet meeting, Israel Hayom reported. “The
international community must not get hung up on its own wishful thinking and
become tempted to ease the pressure on Iran.”

“The more the pressure on Iran increases, the greater the likelihood
that Iran’s nuclear program, which remains the biggest threat to world peace,
will be stopped,” Netanyahu added. “Fifteen years ago, the election of another
president considered moderate by the West did not change this aggressive
policy. Over the last 20 years, the only thing that has brought about a
temporary freeze of the Iranian nuclear program was Iran’s fear of an attack in
2003. Iran will be judged by its deeds. If it continues to insist on its
nuclear program, the response should be obvious—stopping the nuclear program in
any way possible.”

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