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March 1, 2012 11:22 am

Israel Says North Korean Nuclear Sanctions Won’t Work With Iran

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U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey (right) with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left). Photo: US Embassy in Tel Aviv.

Washington Post/AP – Israel says the economic pressure that appears to have brought a dramatic breakthrough in nuclear negotiations with North Korea is unlikely to work on Iran.

This gloomy assessment delivered by Israel’s deputy foreign minister on Thursday came ahead of a key visit to the White House by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader is expected to argue that economic sanctions are not stopping Iran from moving ahead on developing nuclear weapons, and that military strikes should be considered a viable option.

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