Israeli minister calls on world powers set a 'military deadline' for Iran
A senior Israeli minister has asked for the international community to set Iran an ulitmatum of military intervention to push the Persian state into halting their nuclear program, Reuters reported on Sunday.
Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, made the call for action after the last round of nuclear talks between Iran and six 'world powers' ended in a stalemate.
"Sanctions are not enough and the talks are not enough. The time has come to place before the Iranians a military threat or a form of red line, an unequivocal red line by the entire world, by the United States and the West ... in order to get results," Steinitz said.
The lack of progress at the negotiations in Almaty, Kazakhstan, have stirred fears that Iran's nuclear ambitions could spur a regional war.
Steinitz told Army Radio action on Sunday that he believed military action should be taken within weeks, in order to ensure that Iran did not succeed in creating an atom bomb.
The Persian state has always denied that it seeks to make a nuclear weapon and claims the right to maintain it's nuclear program for energy purposes.