Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Netanyahu Warns West It Must Halt Iran Nuclear Plans

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    America
    Posts
    30,718

    Netanyahu Warns West It Must Halt Iran Nuclear Plans

    Netanyahu warns West it must halt Iran nuclear plans

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...688013,00.html

    Peter Conradi

    THE Israeli finance minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has warned that the West must do more to counter Iran’s potential nuclear threat following the election last month of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the hardline mayor of Tehran, as president of the country.

    Netanyahu, in London to address a conference, said concerted action was required to rein in Iran, not least because of its links with Islamic terrorist groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas. He said he wanted the shipment of Russian nuclear equipment and nuclear fuel to a plant under construction at Bushehr to be stopped.

    “The Iranian regime supports terror, both ideologically and operationally,” he said. “I think the regime will go as fast as it can to develop nuclear weapons, regardless of who leads it.”

    Netanyahu, prime minister from 1996-9, said that if Iran succeeded in developing nuclear weapons it would boost radical Islamic groups by providing them with “a nuclear umbrella”.

    “This is not an Israel problem — this is a world problem that concerns everybody, including Russia,” he said. “There has to be a common solution here: first to prevent the transfer of nuclear technology or fuel, secondly to punish regimes that deviate from this and, thirdly, to put pressure on the Iranian regime, in all avenues possible, to stop this programme.”

    Netanyahu contrasted Iran’s apparent determination to develop nuclear weapons with Libya’s decision to abandon its own fledgling programme in response to the American attack on Iraq. “The deterrent effect has worked on some, but so far has not worked on others,” he said.

    Asked whether there would ultimately have to be a military solution to the problem — perhaps involving a repetition of Israel’s pre-emptive strike on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor in June 1981 — Netanyahu replied: “I don’t know.” He added: “I am not aware of any plans, but that doesn’t mean they don’t exist, for example in America.”

    Netanyahu, who has been critical of the plan by Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, to withdraw from settlements in Gaza next month, was sceptical that any concessions by Tel Aviv towards the Palestinians would reduce the threat from terrorists.

    He said the Palestinian issue was far down the list of grievances cited by Al-Qaeda and other Islamic groups. If Israel were to conclude a peace treaty with the Palestinians, it would be rejected by such Islamic groups, which viewed the Jewish state as a cancer that must be excised.
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    America
    Posts
    30,718
    This is actually a pretty big story...
    No One Knows Everything. Only Together May We Find The Truth JG


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-14-2009, 08:29 AM
  2. Iran Warns West Against Attack
    By Gold9472 in forum The New News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2007, 09:23 PM
  3. Revealed: Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran
    By beltman713 in forum The New News
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-07-2007, 07:07 PM
  4. Bush Plans Strike On Iran's Nuclear Sites
    By Gold9472 in forum The New News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-08-2006, 07:40 PM
  5. U.K. Warns Iran Over Nuclear Plans
    By Gold9472 in forum The New News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-31-2005, 12:15 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •