Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2009
After dying down for a few months amid U.S. elections, rumors of an impending Israeli war against Iran’s nuclear facilities have resurfaced again, and with a vengeance.
[efoods]On Sunday, Israeli President Shimon Peres seemingly threatened military action against Iran if President Obama’s diplomatic efforts to prevent Iran from going nuclear failed.
If Obama’s proposal of talks don’t change Iran’s approach, “we’ll strike him,” he said, referring to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, according to reports citing an Israeli radio interview.
Iran has long denied it is seeking nuclear weapons and insists its drive toward mastering the production of nuclear fuel is aimed at advancing the country’s industrial and technological capacity. The U.S., Israel and Western European powers are highly suspicious of the nuclear program.