Israel: Military Option for Iran "Is Not on the Agenda"

(Newsweek)Michael Hirsh - Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said in an interview with Newsweek on Thursday: "I was born in Tehran, and I came to Israel when I was 9 years old, in 1957....I can tell you that what Ahmadinejad said about erasing the State of Israel from the map, [combined with Iran's] surface-to-surface missiles and the fact that they have a high desire for achieving nuclear power, is a real threat against the State of Israel but also against all the Western countries. Under the nuclear umbrella in the future [Iran] will be a threat to all the world." "I believe for the time being the diplomatic channel is the main one....A military option is not on the agenda." "The Iranians are supporting and harboring terror....Remember the Karin A, the ship we captured in January 2002. That occurred after Arafat met with representatives of Iran, and they produced a special line of armaments for the Palestinians. The goal was to send 50 tons of arms to the hands of the Palestinian Authority. The Palestinians promised the Iranians in return they would give them security for Iranian terror groups coming to Israel."

2005-11-07 00:00:00

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