After Ahmadinejad’s re-election, the international community must prevent the nuclearization of Iran, and halt its activity in support of terror.

(Communicated by the Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman said regarding the results of the elections in Iran that the problem which Iran poses for the international community is not personal in nature, but derives from its policy. In any case, in light of Tehran’s ongoing policy, and even more so after Ahmadinejad’s re-election, the international community must continue to act uncompromisingly to prevent the nuclearization of Iran, and to halt its activity in support of terror organizations and undermining stability in the Middle East.

(Communicated by the Deputy Foreign Minister’s Bureau)

Following the elections in Iran, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said: "With the publication of the results of the elections in Iran, the international community must put an immediate halt to the Iranian nuclear program and to Iranian terror. Israel had no illusions regarding the elections, as on these two issues there was no substantial difference between the candidates. If there was a shadow of hope for change in Iran, the re-election of Ahmadinejad expresses more than anything an intensification of the Iranian threat."