Thursday, April 16, 2009
Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Thursday that there was no military solution to arch-foe Iran’s controversial nuclear programme.
“The solution in Iran is not a military one,” Peres was quoted by his office as telling visiting US Middle East envoy George Mitchell.
Over the past several years Israeli officials have repeatedly warned that all options were possible in resolving the standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme.
Israel, widely considered to be the Middle East’s sole nuclear armed power, and the United States suspect the Islamic Republic of using the programme to develop atomic weapons, a charge that Tehran has repeatedly denied.