Don't ease pressure on Iran, Israel's Netanyahu urges
The international community should not ease the pressure on Tehran over its nuclear programme, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Sunday after reformist candidate Hassan Rouhani won Iran's presidential election, dpa reported.
"We do not delude ourselves. The international community must not cling to wishful thinking, give in to temptation and ease the pressure on Iran," Netanyahu told his cabinet.
"We must remember that Iran's ruler from the outset disqualified candidates who did not fit in with his extremist views," he said.
He added that anyway, "the supreme leader, not the president, is the one who decides on the nuclear programme."
Rouhani, a former chief nuclear negotiator, said Saturday he hoped that the West would now adopt a new approach towards Iran based on mutual respect and fairness.
Netanyahu said: "The stronger the pressure on Iran, the greater the chance the stop the Iranian nuclear programme, which remains the biggest threat to world peace".