Israel has responded positively to the new sanctions that her greatest ally, the United States, imposed on her gravest enemy today. Israel Hayom reports that Israeli officials say that the new sanctions will work toward "placing the Iranian tiger in a cage":
The first batch of sanctions was set to come into force on Monday, and the second will take effect on Nov. 4. The reimposition of sanctions is aimed at making Iran renegotiate the nuclear deal.
Israeli officials said that the reimposition of sanctions during a time of civil unrest in Iran means that the sanctions are effective, particularly because the protesters are outraged over the ayatollah regime squandering resources on foreign entanglements in Syria and Yemen.
The officials said that after the second wave of sanctions takes effect in November, the pressure will reach a critical mass that will force Iran to abandon its aggressive behavior in the region. One official said the new sanctions taking effect this week are "a very important step."
Israeli policymakers hope the pressure will result in Iran agreeing to halt the development of ballistic missiles, freeze its nuclear program indefinitely and allow unfettered inspections.
"This is an important step toward having Iran march down the right path and placing the Iranian tiger in a cage," one official said...