Keep up nuclear pressure on Iran: Israel minister

Israel's intelligence minister said on Sunday world powers must keep up economic and pressure on Iran to rein in its nuclear programme, despite the election of moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani as president.

"The working assumption should be that (supreme leader Ayatollah Ali) Khamenei, who has been heading this (programme) for 24 years, will continue to head it and therefore without continued pressure on Iran there is no chance of seeing significant change in nuclear policy," Yuval Steinitz told Army Radio.