Moderate Iranian leader could complicate Israeli efforts to halt nuke program

  • by: JOSEF FEDERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 16, 2013 - 12:45 PM

JERUSALEM — The surprising victory of a reformist candidate in Iran's presidential election has put Israel in a difficult position as it tries to halt the Iranian nuclear program: With Hasan Rowhani likely to enjoy an international honeymoon, Israel could have a hard time rallying support for new sanctions — or possible military action — against its arch foe, even as it says the clock is ticking on Tehran's march toward nuclear weapons.

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