Israeli President on Military Strike Against Iran: The Time Has Come to Tell The Nations of the World ‘To Fulfill Their Promise and Their Responsibility’
By Elad Benari – “President Shimon Peres hinted on Friday that Israel was closer than ever to taking military action to eliminate Iran’s nuclear program.
In a special interview he gave to Israel’s Channel2 News, Peres said that a military strike would probably solve the Iranian issue better than diplomatic methods would.
‘It seems Iran is moving closer to having a nuclear weapon,’ Peres said. ‘In the time that remains, we need to turn to the nations of the world and tell them that the time has come to fulfill their promise and their responsibility, which is about more than imposing sanctions.’
‘We must do what should be done to stop Iran, and there is a very long menu of options that I do not want to elaborate about,’ he added. ‘I want to remind of the urgent political and moral obligation (of other countries). It’s not just our problem, but also theirs.'” Read more.
US Military Official: Iran now top threat to the United States – “Iran is the biggest threat to the United States and its allies in the Middle East, surpassing al Qaeda, which is down but not out, a senior military official said on Friday. ‘The biggest threat to the United States and to our interests and to our friends, I might add, has come into focus and it’s Iran,’ said the official, addressing a forum in Washington.” Read more.
UN report to reveal evidence of Iran’s nuclear weapons program – “The U.N. atomic agency plans to reveal intelligence next week suggesting Iran made computer models of a nuclear warhead and other previously undisclosed details on alleged secret work by Tehran on nuclear arms, diplomats told The Associated Press on Friday. Other new confidential information the International Atomic Energy Agency plans to share with its 35 board members will include satellite imagery of what the IAEA believes is a large steel container used for nuclear arms-related high explosives tests, the diplomats said. The agency has previously listed activities it says indicate possible secret nuclear weapons work by Iran …” Read more.