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      Lieberman: Time for Action on Iran

      Foreign Minister says international community needs to go from talk to deeds before it is too late.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 1/16/2012, 12:02 PM

      Avigdor Lieberman
      Avigdor Lieberman
      Flash 90

      Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called upon the international community Monday to go from words to deeds regarding the Iranian nuclear threat.

      In an interview on Voice of Israel government-run radio, Lieberman said that Iran does not only threaten Israel. "Iran is acting to take over Iraq and wants to take over and influence Saudi Arabia, too, and thus dictate the world's energy policy," he warned.

      Regarding negotiations with the Palestinian Authority, Lieberman said that it is useless to hope for a diplomatic breakthrough. "The Palestinians are trying to evade direct negotiations and prefer to transfer the matter to international bodies," he said.

      Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in an interview published this weekend that for the first time, he sees Iran "wobble under the sanctions that have been adopted and especially under the threat of strong sanctions on their central bank."