Olmert hopes Iran issue can be resolved peacefully

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Wednesday that he hopes the threat of the Iranian nuclear program could be resolved without military involvement. Speaking in Jerusalem to Jewish activists from New York, he said the threat of Iran's president to destroy the state of Israel "is not something that can be tolerated." Olmert praised US President George W. Bush for his efforts to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. "I'm hopeful that this effort can be successful without a military operation," he said.