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Moscow - Israel Minister: Strike On Iran Could Be Necessary

Published on: May 30, 2011 03:29 PM
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Moscow - An Israeli Cabinet minister said the civilized world must take joint action to avert the Iranian nuclear threat, including a pre-emptive strike if necessary.

Moshe Yaalon — the minister for strategic affairs — made the statement in an interview with Russia’s Interfax news agency released Monday ahead of a visit to Moscow.

“We strongly hope that the entire civilized world will come to realize what threat this regime is posing and take joint action to avert the nuclear threat posed by Iran, even if it would be necessary to conduct a pre-emptive strike,” Yaalon was quoted by Interfax as saying.

Yaalon wouldn’t discuss who might deal the strike, saying the entire world, not just Israel, must be concerned about the danger posed by a nuclear-armed Iran.

“An Iran possessing nuclear weapons would be a threat to the entire civilized world,” he was reported as saying.

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Yaalon’s spokesman Ofer Harel told The Associated Press later Monday that the minister was repeating Israel’s position that all options are on the table and not calling for anybody to attack Iran.

Iran has insisted its nuclear program is peaceful, but the U.S., Israel and many others believe it is cover for developing atomic weapons.


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 May 30, 2011 at 05:19 PM Upset Says:

Why is Israel tellling this to Russia? Wasn't it Russia that helped Iran with their nuclear programs? Hasn't Ruusia supported Iran in the UN when it came to their nuclear programs? Does anyone have any answers to these questions?

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 May 31, 2011 at 12:05 AM Anonymous Says:

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Upset Says:

Why is Israel tellling this to Russia? Wasn't it Russia that helped Iran with their nuclear programs? Hasn't Ruusia supported Iran in the UN when it came to their nuclear programs? Does anyone have any answers to these questions?

"Avodim Ho-yinu"
Why does everything need an explanation.

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 May 31, 2011 at 08:09 AM MonseyMan Says:

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Upset Says:

Why is Israel tellling this to Russia? Wasn't it Russia that helped Iran with their nuclear programs? Hasn't Ruusia supported Iran in the UN when it came to their nuclear programs? Does anyone have any answers to these questions?

because an Israeli attack will force Iran to buy more defense and nuclear technology from "guess who" Russia.. follow the money

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 May 31, 2011 at 05:43 PM Observation Says:

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Upset Says:

Why is Israel tellling this to Russia? Wasn't it Russia that helped Iran with their nuclear programs? Hasn't Ruusia supported Iran in the UN when it came to their nuclear programs? Does anyone have any answers to these questions?

Because they can't say it in Iran, so Russia I guess is the second best place to say it. The main thing is that Iran should hear.

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