Jun 14, 2011

Strike Iran?

David DolanBy David Dolan

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Israeli leaders have been inching closer to openly calling for a military strike upon Iran’s outlawed uranium enrichment program, which can lead to the rapid development of nuclear weapons. The strongest statement so far on the controversial topic was delivered recently by Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon, a former Israeli armed forces chief of staff who is now a member of the ruling Likud party headed by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Ya’alon told the Russian Interfax news agency that government leaders around the globe are duty-bound to prevent Iran from deploying nuclear weapons in its growing military arsenal. "We strongly hope that the entire civilized world will come to realize what threat this regime is posing and take joint action to avert the nuclear threat posed by Iran, even if it would be necessary to conduct a preemptive strike." He added that an Iran possessing nuclear weapons would pose a threat to the entire world, not just to Israel and its regional neighbors. Middle East analysts say Israeli Air Force personnel have been busy preparing for a possible preemptive attack upon Iran’s nuclear targets during the past few years.

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