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Israel: Time to 'stop playing games' with Iran
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 01/29/2012 @ 6:28 pm In Front Page,World | No Comments
The time has come for the international community to stop “playing games” and get tough with Iran, declared a Knesset member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party.
Warning that “all options are on the table,” Likud Knesset Member Danny Danon urged the West to “stop playing games with Iran and to show them some strength.”
“This is a language that you speak in the Middle East, and unfortunately we see the Europeans and the Americans trying to speak in a different language,” said Danon, who serves as deputy speaker of the Knesset.
Danon was speaking in an interview today on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio on New York’s WABC Radio.
Danon said that Israel supports the imposition of tough sanctions on Iran backed up by the threat of action.
“You have to tell them that if you do not stop with the nuclear reactors we will put sanctions that you will feel them on a daily basis,” he said.
Regarding the current round of sanctions, Danon told Klein, “We see something happening in that direction, but it’s too little too late.”
Asked about the prospects of military action, Danon replied that “All the options are on the table.”
“Israel has the military capability to deal with the threats from Iran. But we think it should not be the burden of the Israel itself. It should be a joint effort of the U.S., European countries and Western societies together fighting the threats coming from Iran.”
Danon’s warning follows tough words from Israel’s Defense Minister, Ehud Barak, who told an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos that his country is “determined to prevent Iran from turning nuclear.”
“And even the American president and opinion leaders have said that no option should be removed from the table,” he said.
Barak called the Iranian threat “urgent, because the Iranians are deliberately drifting into what we call an immunity zone where practically no surgical operation could block them.”
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