Olmert Urges Arab Moderates to Unite Against Iran

[Reuters] Jeffrey Heller - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called on Tuesday for moderate Arab countries to unite against Iran and said the world must not wait any longer to thwart its nuclear ambitions. "We have reached the pivotal moment of truth regarding Iran," Olmert told the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities of North America in Los Angeles. "If Iran achieves the ability to produce nuclear weapons, as we know it is seeking to do, we will enter a new era of instability unlike any the world has ever seen," he said. "We cannot afford to wait." Israel "cannot tolerate those who challenge" its right to exist while actively seeking to develop "catastrophic weapons." "A coalition of moderate Arab countries can and must unite their common interest in preventing Iran from undermining stability in the Middle East," he said. "This coalition must struggle against the dangers of radical Islam that manipulate the very source of Islam itself."

2006-11-15 01:00:00

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