Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Israel says Iran remains aggressive and brutal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran has changed neither its aggressive policy nor brutal character despite its nuclear deal with world powers.

Netanyahu on Tuesday called on the international community to get tough on Iran to stop its nuclear development program.

He made the call as 6 world powers began a fresh round of talks with Iran in Vienna to build on an interim deal to curb the country's nuclear program.

Netanyahu had earlier appealed for sanctions to be kept in place until Iran completely stops its nuclear development. He said Iran has gained a lot in sanctions relief but has not given up any part of its nuclear development.

Israel regards Iran's nuclear development as the greatest threat to its national security. Netanyahu's comments reflect Israel's sense of crisis as Western nations ease sanctions.