Thursday, October 18, 2007

Peres Warns Against Iran Nuclear Threat

Israeli President Shimon Peres today called on the world to be aware of the Iranian threat as there is proof that Tehran is pursuing nuclear weapons (Ha'aretz, 18 October).

“Many intelligence agencies throughout the world have proof that Iran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons for the purpose of war and death,” Peres said.

The waning came a day after President Bush warned of the risk of World War III if Iran goes nuclear.

In a related development, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is scheduled to fly to Moscow today to discuss Iran's nuclear program with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Olmert reportedly will stress the need to keep up pressure on Iran to stop enriching uranium. Putin has said that he is not convinced that Iran is building nuclear weapons

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