Israeli president breaks with Netanyahu, shoots down notion of solo attack on Iran
Posted by satyrikon στο Αύγουστος 16, 2012
JERUSALEM — Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday came out against any go-it-alone Israeli attack on Iran, saying he trusted U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to prevent Tehran from producing nuclear weapons.
His comments appeared to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud Barak, who have both raised the prospect of a unilateral Israeli strike, despite assurances from Washington it will not let Iran get the atomic bomb.
«I am convinced this is an American interest. I am convinced [Obama] recognizes the American interest and he isn’t saying this just to keep us happy. I have no doubt about it, after having had talks with him,» Peres told Channel Two television.
«Now, it’s clear to us that we can’t do it alone. We can delay [Iran’s nuclear program]. It’s clear to us we have to proceed together with America. There are questions about coordination and timing, but as serious…
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