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Israel’s Netanyahu Calls For Economic Isolation Of Iran January 21, 2007

Posted by notapundit in World News.

JERUSALEM (AP)–Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday passionately called on the world to stop Iran’s nuclear ambitions in its tracks by imposing sanctions on the Tehran regime.

Netanyahu, Israel’s current opposition leader, said “voluntary sanctions” could be initiated even before the U.N. imposes official measures against Iran.

“I want to call on the world that didn’t stop the Holocaust last time to stop any attempt this time,” he said in an address to the Herzliya conference, a yearly get-together of Israel’s political and security elite.

Iran says its nuclear program is aimed only at producing energy, but it is widely believed by the West to be developing nuclear weapons.

“The moment the snowball of voluntary sanctions begins, the pressure on Iran will be immense,” Netanyahi said.

Netanyahu has been the leading voice in Israel for taking an aggressive stance against Iran, often comparing the current era of world silence toward Iran to that toward pre-World War II Nazi Germany.

On Sunday Netanyahu said Israel couldn’t afford to take a back seat in the attempt to isolate Iran.


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