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April 12, 2013 10:33 am

Shimon Peres: “No Doubt” If Talks Fail Obama Will Conduct Military Attack Against Iran

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U.S. President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres at the President's Residence March 20, 2013 Photo: Facebook.

“I have no doubt that if diplomatic talks fail with Iran and Tehran doesn’t stop accelerating its nuclear development – U.S. President Barack Obama will conduct a military attack against Iran,” Israel’s President Shimon Peres told Israel Hayom in an interview.

“Preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon isn’t only an Israeli interest, but a global and an American interest. As long as the U.S. is in the lead — why shouldn’t we use its assistance?” Peres said during the interview with the Israeli paper ahead of the country’s 65th anniversary celebrations next week.

“It could be that the Iranians are trying to buy time, but they are also losing. The situation in Iran is greatly deteriorating, the economy is collapsing, and the people understand this very well,” said Peres.

On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told Peres in a meeting that “President Barack Obama is not bluffing when he says he will stop Iran’s nuclear program.”

“We understand the nature of the threat of Iran. And as the President has said many times — he doesn’t bluff. He is serious. We will stand with Israel against this threat and with the rest of the world, who have underscored that all we are looking for is Iran to live up to its international obligations. No option is off the table. No option will be taken off the table,” Kerry said.

Talks between Iran and the six world powers earlier this week in Kazakhstan proved fruitless, with both sides saying there was “some distance” between them on the issue of Iran’s nuclear program.

On Tuesday Iran announced the opening of two new uranium mines and a new plant that would help to speed up uranium enrichment, a key component in the development of a nuclear weapon.

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  • Patricia

    I have no doubt Obama will NOT stop Iran or N Korea from getting the nuclear bomb. Now if Obama could use a DRONE to do the job, he “might” do that, or if he could sneak guns to someone inside, but to manly stop them in a way the world would expect…nope, not Obama. That’s not his way.

  • TheAZCowBoy


  • POTUS record: withdrawal from any confrontation with Islam, China, Russia, North Korea-Iran Nuclear Armed Bloc, Egypt, Management of US Economy. He is always ready to print money for “a golden bridge” with the naive belief that rhetoric and a weakening buck will win the day. Maybe AQT will be found inside Iran Nuclear Facilities so that drones would be dispatched.
    Guy Uddenberg

  • Peres also wrote a book “The New Middle East” which turned out to be completely wrong. He also wrote or said the foolish statements that fill the booklet “Shimon Says”. His credibility, in my eyes, is very low.

  • Mark S. Devenow Esq.

    Someone needs to arrange for the swift apprehension and arrest of Shimon Peres’ crack-dealer!

  • Otto Schiff

    I don’t know who all the nuclear powers are but it seems to me what is needed here is universal international nuclear disarmament, including the US. So long as any atom bombs are around, someone will want to use them.

  • Shimon Peres is naive if he thinks America will help Israel with Iran. We have the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House. It seems the Muslim Brotherhood is get most of the help at the moment.

  • shloime

    it’s enough to make a person religious!

    thank god the president in israel doesn’t make policy – now if someone would just break the news to mr peres.

    god, and god alone, is protecting israel from such fools.

  • Gabi

    BLA, BLA, BLA !!!!
    Iran will never give up its nuclear energy, not for the U.S, EU, and not for Israel. Iran has recognized the international laws, NPT and IAEA (Israel don’t) In relation to peaceful use of nuclear energy and the stick to it.The problem is ,Obama and Israel don’t want to respect and accept that, aggressive sanctions and threat of military attacks are one of the emerging environment for regime change in Iran, nothing else.
    The problem is that the United States(with the help of some countries)destroying the global economy slowly and surely.the Americans are not peacemaker, the aggressions and malicious intrigues and chicanery are worldwide to see. It simply a shame,Obama does not deserve his peace prize. I think the dangerousness of the atom has Israel because the plants is not even registered as a atomic bombs bunker.