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January 15, 2012 11:18 am

Israeli Vice Premier: U.S. Response to Iran is a ‘Disappointment’

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Vice Premier Moshe Ya'alon. Photo: Jini/Haaretz.

Reuters/JPost – Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alon voiced disappointment with the Obama administration on Sunday, saying “election-year considerations” lay behind its caution over tough Iran sanctions sought by US legislators.

While Washington has been talking tougher about Iran’s nuclear work and threat to block oil export routes out of the Gulf if hit with harsher sanctions, new US measures adopted on December 31 gave US President Barak Obama leeway on the scope of penalties on the Iranian central bank and oil exports.

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