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Netanyahu Welcomes US Economic Sanctions against Iran

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JERUSALEM, Israel – Long before President Trump was elected, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sounded the alarm about Iran. So Netanyahu is praising the new US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, which went into effect on Monday.

"This is an important moment for Israel, the US, the region, [and] entire world. It represents the determination to curb Iran's aggression in the region and its ongoing intention to arm itself with nuclear weapons," Netanyahu said.

"I call on the countries of European, which talk about stopping Iran, to join this measure," he said. "The time has come to stop talking and to take action and that is exactly what the US has done and what Europe should do."

Six years ago, in his address to the UN General Assembly, Netanyahu drew a low-tech red line on a bomb to illustrate Iran's progress toward developing nuclear weapons. Three years ago, Netanyahu fought against the Iranian nuclear deal as well as lifting of economic sanctions.

This past April, Netanyahu presented thousands of Iranian documents smuggled out of Tehran by Mossad (secret service) agents. The documentation proved that Iran had never abandoned its nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu wasted no time sharing the information with the Trump administration.

In May, Trump announced US withdrawal from the "horrible, one-sided deal that should never, ever been made."

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Julie Stahl

Julie Stahl is a correspondent for CBN News in the Middle East. A Hebrew speaker, she has been covering news in Israel fulltime for more than 20 years. Julie’s life as a journalist has been intertwined with CBN – first as a graduate student in Journalism; then as a journalist with Middle East Television (METV) when it was owned by CBN from 1989-91; and now with the Middle East Bureau of CBN News in Jerusalem since 2009. As a correspondent for CBN News, Julie has covered Israel’s wars with Gaza, rocket attacks on Israeli communities, stories on the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria and