Peres: Iran's only state calling for destruction of another

By MICHAEL OMER-MAN
March 6, 2012 20:06

President Shimon Peres addressed the Iranian issue in an interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Tuesday. Reiterating that Iran is the only country in the world that calls for the destruction of another country, the president asked: "Who made them holy? There is nothing holy about them."

Asked what is the greatest hope of his lifetime, Peres answered, "that the matter of peace no longer be the business of governments but the business of the people."

Due to modern technology, he said, when young people from different countries speak to each other for the first time, "they are surprised." They can be friends, he said, and begin to question why they were taught to hate each other.

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