Friday, June 6, 2008

Israeli deputy prime minister Shaoul Mofaz: Israel will attack Iran

Press TV reports: An Israeli deputy prime minister has claimed that the Israeli regime will attack Iran if the country continues its nuclear program.

"If Iran continues its nuclear weapons program, we will attack it," claimed Shaoul Mofaz.

"Other options are disappearing. The sanctions are not effective. There will be no alternative but to attack Iran in order to stop the Iranian nuclear program," Mofaz, also a transportation minister, told the Yediot Aharonot daily.

Mofaz, a former Israeli war minister, stressed that a military operation against Iran would be carried out with the support of the United States.

The remarks were made while there are speculations that the US might wage another war in the region in the twilight months of George W. Bush in office.

Israel, widely believed to be the sole possessor of 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in the Middle East, and its ally the US, accuse Iran of pursuing nuclear weaponry and encourages its allies to wage a war against the country.

Tehran insists that its nuclear program is peaceful and as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty is entitled to enrich uranium for civilian purposes.
Note: Mofaz was born in Tehran. Nonetheless, I guess he has no "dual-loyalty" issues to struggle with and that he is looking forward to bomb his birthplace.