Israel supports int'l sanctions on Iran - PM
Updated: 2006-10-13 08:33 JERUSALEM - Israel supports
international efforts, including U.N. Security Council sanctions, to restrain
Iran's nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Thursday
At a meeting with his senior cabinet ministers and intelligence officials on
Israel's policy on Iran, Olmert said that the North Korea's latest nuclear
experiment "highlights the need for urgent, determined, vigorous and united
action" by the international community regarding Iran.
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, Vice
Premier Shimon Peres and other senior officials including the heads of the
intelligence agencies attended the meeting.
The meeting also discussed the possible actions Israel would take on this
issue, which include disclosing details of the military cooperation between
North Korea and Iran to media and decision-makers in the West.
Russia, which now has opposed the U.S. efforts to impose sanctions on Iran,
was another topic of Thursday's meeting.
Olmert is expected to raise Iran's nuclear threat when he meets with Russian
President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week.