Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has warned the US vice president-elect against changing the Bush White House policies toward Iran.
“It is of the utmost importance that we keep up our coordination against the Iranian threat because time is not on the side of the moderates,” the ministry quoted Livni as saying in a telephone conversation with Senator Joe Biden on Monday.
Her remarks come amid speculation that president-elect Barack Obama would engage Iran in direct negotiations over the country’s nuclear program.
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Tel Aviv, the sole possessor of a nuclear arsenal in the Middle East, has long alleged that Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon, while arguing that the use of military force is a legitimate option in halting the Iranian program.
“We don’t rule out any option. We recommend others don’t rule out any option either,” said Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:34 am