April 1, 2012
An Israeli strike against Iran would have “disastrous” consequences, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Saturday, adding the world remains silent on Israel’s reported nuclear armament while threatening Iran over its peaceful program.
The comments, made to reporters while making the journey back from an official visit to Iran, came after on Wednesday the Turkish PM said that “no one has the right to impose anything on anyone with regards to nuclear energy , provided that it is for peaceful purposes.”
“Everyone with commonsense opposes nuclear weapons,” Erdogan was quoted as saying by Turkish newspaper Today’s Zaman.
Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Erdogan was quoted by the Turkish daily Hurriyet as warning against the “disastrous” outcome of a possible Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, saying: “The entire region would be devastated if Israel strikes Iran.”