Hana Levi Julian
November 7, 2009
[efoods]Israel’s warnings that it will not tolerate an existential threat in the form of a nuclear Iran should be taken seriously, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon warned in an interview with the Britain-based Sky News on Friday.
“The one who’s bluffing is Iran, which is trying to play with cards they don’t have,” Ayalon told the news network. “All the bravado that we see and the testing and the very dangerous and harsh rhetoric are hiding a lot of weaknesses.”
Israel has repeatedly warned the Islamic Republic — and the rest of the world — that it will not allow Iran to complete its nuclear development program and create an atomic weapon to be aimed at the Jewish State.
“If Iranian behavior and conduct continues as they have exhibited so far, it is obvious that their intentions are only to buy time and procrastinate,” Ayalon said. He pointed out that negotiations with Western nations have not resulted in any reduction in Iranian nuclear activities.