Israel's Bennett calls election of new Iranian president a "final wake-up call"

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi looks on at a polling station during presidential elections in Tehran, Iran June 18, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday called the election of Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s president a “final wake-up call” for the world, the Ynet news site reported.

Briefing his cabinet, Bennett said that, after the election of Raisi, a hardline judge who is under U.S. sanctions for human rights abuses, world powers should reconsider talks on a new Iranian nuclear deal, according to Ynet.

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