Netanyahu Tells Congressman Not to Let Up On Iran

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu took advantage of a meeting with 36 Democratic U.S. Congressman on Tuesday to try to dispel any notion that easing up on Iran will bring the desired shutdown of its nuclear program.

In response to a comment from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that threats against Iran do not work, Netanyahu said that only sustained pressure on his regime will deter it from getting the bomb.

The U.S. State Department issued a statement meanwhile saying that they want to see “credible steps taken” by Iran to address their concerns about the nuclear program

Iran’s president said that pressure won’t work. “Not true,” Netanyahu said during a meeting with the congressman in his office. “The only thing that has worked in the last two decades is pressure.”