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Military option to deal with Iran is nearer: Israel’s Peres

Reuters [1]
Saturday, November 5, 2011

President Shimon Peres added to a debate raging in Israel over whether to attack Iran, when he said on Friday that a military option to stop the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons was nearer.

Asked by Channel Two News if “something was bringing us closer to a military option rather than a diplomatic one,” Peres said: “I believe so, I estimate that intelligence services of all these countries are looking at the ticking clock, warning leaders that there is not much time left.

“Iran is nearing atomic weapons and in the time left we must turn to the world’s nations and demand (they) fulfill their promise … which is not merely passing sanctions. What needs to be done must be done and there is a long list of options.”

Israeli media has been rife with speculation this week that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is working to secure cabinet consensus for an attack on Iranian nuclear installations.

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