Israel, biggies set for Iran sanctions
Israel is holding "advanced" talks with the US and European Union member states on a package of sanctions.india Updated: Jan 18, 2006 16:08 IST
Israel is holding "advanced" talks with the US and European Union member states on a package of sanctions against Iran should it continue its nuclear programme, the Ha'aretz newspaper reported.
The goal is to have the package ready the moment a political decision is made to impose sanctions, it said.
Under the guidance of an inter-ministerial committee on Iran's nuclear programme, headed by Mossad intelligence agency head Meir Dagan, Israeli defence and civilian agencies have prepared proposals for diplomatic and economic sanctions against Iran.
These proposals have been presented to American and European officials over the past two months, Ha'aretz said.
They include an oil embargo, a ban on Iran's football team from participating in this summer's World Cup, a denial of entry visas to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and officials involved in Iran's nuclear programme, a halt to the International Atomic Energy Agency's technical cooperation with Tehran on nuclear issues and a restriction on the country's civilian aircraft landings.