Olmert: Iran nukes threaten Western civilization

Interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Sunday urged the international community to work against the Iranian nuclear program, saying Teheran's ambitions threaten not only Israel but all of Western civilization. Israel has long identified Iran as its biggest threat, and these concerns have grown amid repeated calls by Iran's hard-line president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, for Israel's destruction. "The Iranian nuclear program should concern many countries, especially those with global responsibility," Olmert told his cabinet. He said the international front against Iran should include the United States, Europe and other Western countries.