Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

2018-11-04 09:17
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu. (Debbie Hil, AP, file)

Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu. (Debbie Hil, AP, file)

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Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the agreement concluded by the Obama administration, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump had made an "historic" decision by restoring sanctions against "the murderous terror regime in Iran that is endangering the entire world".

In a statement from his office, Netanyahu said "the effect of the initial sanctions is already felt", referring to a financial crisis in Iran that has triggered sporadic protests.

The Trump administration restored sanctions targeting Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors on Friday, but carved out exemptions for eight countries that can still import oil from Iran without penalty.

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