Peres: My close friend Sharon was a fearless leader

January 11, 2014 14:58

President Shimon Peres mourned the loss of former prime minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday, whom he referred to as "my close friend."

Peres stated that Sharon had been a brave soldier and statesman, as well as one of Israel's greatest defenders.

The president added that Sharon was a fearless leader who knew how to make decisions and act upon them.

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