Skip to comments.(Ehud) Barak Warns: 'Tighten Sanctions Further on Iran'
Posted on 02/18/2012 3:15:41 PM PST by Eleutheria5
Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak called on the international community Saturday to tighten sanctions even further on Iran, warning it is essential to halt the Islamic Republic's nuclear development activities.
Speaking to reporters in Tokyo following meetings with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and other Japanese officials, Barak said, I think there is consensus now in most of the world's capitals that Iran should not be allowed to become a military nuclear power.
He added that at least in the West, and in North American, no option should be removed off the table in regard to dealing with the threat of Iran as a nuclear power.
We feel the same, Barak said. We feel it is still a time for even more tight, ratcheted up sanctions against Iran, not only oil but sanctions against the central bank and removing its access to international clearing systems. This should be done definitively and without delay.
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If you take away the flow of money into Iran from their oil they are dead in the water in the world wide banking system. AND THEY KNOW IT!!!!!
Money is as money does. So they’ll barter. So they’ll stop selling oil. So they’ll have an “oil for food” program. They can get all they need at home of everything.
Thanks Eleutheria5. That’s it for today, all.
It will be interesting to see what happens in early March as there is bound to be Face to Face meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama the first week of March as the AIPAC policy conference will be in Washington DC on March 3-6. You can bet that every pro Israel Congressman and Congresswomen and Senators will be in attendance as the conference is normally a Who’s Who in Washington. AIPAC being a Bipartisan group will also have invited Obama to speak. Will Obama show up to AIPAC? Or will he snub AIPAC I guess we know he will show.
G-D speed to Israel.
Any Freepers attending the 2012 AIPAC policy conference?
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