Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Peres Calls Iran Dangerous

Israeli President Shimon Peres today called Iran a threat to the entire world. In a speech to German parliament marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, Peres said Iran’s nuclear program "threatens destruction" and represents "a danger to the entire world".

"Never again ignore blood-thirsty dictators, hiding behind demagogical masks, who utter murderous slogans," he added.

"The threats to annihilate a people and a nation are voiced in the shadow of weapons of mass-destruction, which are held by irresponsible hands, by irrational thinking and in an untruthful language," Peres said.

Peres was a key figure in the establishment of Israel's own nuclear program in the 1960s. Israel is widely believed to be the Middle East's only nuclear power.

Meanwhile, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told reporters in Kuwait that Israel knows that if it attacks Iran, Iranian missiles will turn it into “scorched land.”

1 comment:

Paul Iddon said...

I hate to say this but the "scorched land" remark reminds me of what Saddam said back in 1990 regarding such an Israeli attack:

“By God, we will make the fire eat up half of Israel, if it tries to do anything against Iraq.”