President Shimon Peres likens Iranian nuclear threat to Hitler

In sweeping comments before Israel's 60th anniversary, President Shimon Peres has compared the Iranian nuclear threat to Hitler's Germany. He says talking to Hamas would be like talking to a wall. And his birthday wish for Israel is for it to lead the world in science. Peres says he wants his country to be "as old as the Ten Commandments and as new as nano-technology." As for Iran, Peres says the combination of fanatic leadership and a nuclear bomb would be a "nightmare for the world." "In a way it's more complicated than in the time of the Nazis," he said Monday. "Hitler didn't have a nuclear bomb." The 84-year-old president says talking to Hamas militants would be like "having a dialogue with the wall."