Effective sanctions must continue to be imposed on its petrochemical industries and on the Iranian central bank.
PM Netanyahu at joint press conference with Romanian Prime Minister Emil Boc (24 Nov 2011):
"The goal of Iran’s nuclear program had been the subject of controversy but it is no longer such. Iran is vigorously working to achieve a nuclear weapon. This is the threat against Israel, against the region and against the entire world. While it is very important that significant economic sanctions have been imposed, it is insufficient. Effective sanctions must continue to be imposed on its petrochemical industries and on the Iranian central bank as well, and soon."
PM Netanyahu at government to government meeting with Romania (24 Nov 2011):
"A nuclear-armed Iran would threaten Israel, would threaten the region and would threaten the peace with the world… I’m pleased that more powerful sanctions have been taken, but I believe that more powerful sanctions are due, especially those that would focus on the oil sector and most especially on the banking sector. If anything has a chance of taking a real bite into Iran’s economy and having a real impact on this regime, it is these more powerful sanctions. I hope they’ll be taken."
PM Netanyahu statement to the Knesset (23 Nov 2011):
"Iran is developing nuclear weapons. If there is anyone who doubted that, the recent IAEA report should have removed those doubts. It is imperative that sanctions be imposed on this regime, severe sanctions, even more severe than the sanctions imposed over the last few days."