Israel: Heed IAEA report’s warning


A U.N. watchdog’s report on Iran’s failure to cooperate with nuclear inspectors should rally the world to isolate the regime, Israel said.

In a report Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Iran was stonewalling its inspectors and  that there was evidence of military involvement in a nuclear program Iran has insisted is peaceful.

Similar previous reports have led the U.N. Security Council to impose sanctions on Iran three times over the past 18 months, but Israel is worried that the sanctions have not had a serious effect on Iran’s suspected weapons program.

“Iran’s response does nothing to remove the fears of the international community concerning the true purpose of its nuclear program,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “Israel repeats its call to members of the international community to increase the pressure on Iran to abandon its dangerous plans to acquire nuclear weapons.”

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