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Meridor: Iran scared of int'l reaction to nuclear bomb

ByJPOST.COM STAFF
September 1, 2012 20:15

Iran is afraid of the harsh international reaction it would receive it it were to obtain a nuclear bomb, Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor said Saturday evening in an interview with Channel Two.

Meridor said that while international pressure had not yet succeeded in halting Iran's nuclear program, it must eventually produce  results. While a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities is an existing option, all other options must be given a chance first, preferably in cooperation with the international community, he said. When asked for a time frame he refused to respond, saying that public debate on the issue was damaging and a mistake that he would not be part of.



Meridor put his faith in the United States, saying that on all important issues, the US was on Israel's side. He added that he did not think Israel had ever had such an "intimate relationship" with the US before, and that the two countries enjoyed very close intelligence cooperation.  



 

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