Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that global sanctions on Iran are not working.
"The sanctions are painful, hard, but will this bring about a halt or a retreat in the Iranian nuclear program? Until now, it has not happened," Netanyahu told reporters in Jerusalem [AFP, 4 April].
"The regime strengthened its grip in the recent elections, despite the sanctions… It has strengthened its political grip, it is struggling financially and it still hasn't turned back by even one millimeter from its nuclear program.
"Will these difficulties cause the Iranian regime to stop its nuclear program? Only time will tell. I can't tell you if it will happen. I know there is hardship but there still hasn't been a change," Netanyahu added.