Cyprus Israel Iran

February 16, 2012 - 12:25 PM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media during a press conference after meeting with Cyprus president Dimitris Christofias, at the presidential palace in divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. Netanyahu paid a historic visit to Cyprus, declaring the two countries' warming ties a "natural relationship" in a reflection of the rapidly shifting alliances in this turbulent part of the world. Netanyahu said Thursday that the Iranian president's guided tour of centrifuges at Tehran research reactor on Wednesday was proof that sanctions have not properly crippled Iran's efforts to develop nuclear capabilities. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)