Cabinet Communique on UNSC Resolution 1747

March 25, 2007

At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), 25 March 2007:

1. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert noted that, "Last night, the UN Security Council unanimously approved Resolution #1747, which imposes additional sanctions on Iran in order to cause it to freeze its uranium enrichment program, which is liable to turn it into a nuclear power. Undoubtedly, this is an additional, significant step up in the international struggle to Iran's nuclear armament program. We have already seen that previous resolutions, especially #1737, have had significant influence not only on the international atmosphere but also on Iran's domestic affairs.

This decision is an important, encouraging step by the international community and we will continue to act to the best of our ability in those areas in which we have influence in order to strengthen this international front so that we can - in the end - achieve the desired result. The Israeli position has always been to prefer a political, diplomatic and economic solution to the Iranian problem. This is the preferred and desirable solution and I very much believe that the concentrated strength of the international community, as we have seen it now, will continue. There is a tangible chance to also reach the result that we are interested in."

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