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Jewish Leader Chastises Swiss Policy on Iran

The general secretary of Switzerland’s Jewish community has reprimanded the Swiss government for failing to enact sanctions against Iran, despite full implementation by the EU and US.

“We regret the attitude of Switzerland, which one again stands in contrast to the policies of other Western states,” Jonathan Kreutner, general secretary of the 18,000-member Jewish community said in an interview with the Jerusalem Post.

“Especially at a time in which Western states are seeking to oppose the Iranian nuclear threat through intensified economic sanctions, we find Switzerland’s actions worrisome,” he said.

The Swiss government announced a sanctions package last week in which they froze the assets of 11 Iranian nationals and companies.

The Central Bank of Iran was untouched by the sanction, as was Iran’s primary oil and gas trade company in Switzerland.

About the Author: Malkah Fleisher is a graduate of Cardozo Law School in New York City. She is an editor/staff writer at JewishPress.com and co-hosts a weekly Israeli FM radio show. Malkah lives with her husband and two children on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.


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