U.S. May "Ratchet Up the Pressure" on Iran

(Reuters) Dan Williams - The U.S. is conferring with Israel about new sanctions planned against Iran should international negotiations this month fail to curb its nuclear program. "If we don't get a breakthrough in Moscow there is no question we will continue to ratchet up the pressure," David Cohen, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told Ha'aretz on Monday during a visit to Israel. "We have today and over the past years had very close cooperation with the Israeli government across a range of our sanctions programs," he said. "They are creative. They are supportive and we will continue to consult with the Israelis."

2012-06-04 00:00:00

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