Saturday, September 26, 2009
Italy’s foreign minister Franco Frattini says the global community will not support an Israeli attack on Iran, describing such a move as ‘catastrophic’.
“If Israel launches an attack on Iran the international community will not support it because such attack would be catastrophic,” the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Frattini as saying, according to IRNA.
Tel Aviv has never ruled out the possibility of a military strike against Iran, which is accused by the US, Israel and some European countries of aiming to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of its civilian nuclear program.
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While categorically denying the allegations, Iran says it has the capability to ward off any attack on the country and has stressed that an Israeli strike would meet a ‘decisive’ response from Tehran.
The UN nuclear watchdog in its previous reports has also confirmed that Iran enriches uranium-235 to a level “less than 5 percent.”
Uranium, the fuel for a nuclear power plant, can be used for military purposes only if enriched to high levels of above 90 percent.
This article was posted: Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 5:27 am