Netanyahu: Sanctions Against Iran "Aren't Working"

Kate Hicks

2/16/2012 9:00:00 PM - Kate Hicks

Now here we have a world leader willing to speak his mind, no matter the controversy it stirs. While on a state visit to Cyprus, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave some remarks on the Jewish State's greatest threat, and didn't dance around the subject as (ahem) certain world leaders tend to do.

Netanyahu also addressed the Iranian nuclear threat, saying the sanctions imposed by the international community on the Islamic Republic "are not working."

Iran is the most irresponsible force in the world, he said, claiming the sactions imposed on the Islamic Republic have not had an effect so far. According to Netanyahu, the regime in Tehran violates every resolution and has no respect for international norms.

He added that Iran's race towards nuclear weapons should concern the US and every other country. Nuclear arms in the hands of the Iranian regime is a cause for great concern to the US and Israel, he said.

Netanyahu's words aren't news; Iran has consistently violated United Nations regulations regarding development of nuclear capabilities, and both President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Khamenei have sworn that they will not halt the program. However, Israel's Prime Minister is illustrating real leadership in the face of a deadly confrontation. Hopefully, the international community will start putting real, effective pressure on Iran to stop its nuclear development.