Israeli president: No plans to bomb Iran nuclear facilities
The Israeli president has told President Barack Obama's Mideast envoy there is no military solution to the threat caused by Iran's nuclear program and talk of Israeli plans to bomb these nuclear facilities there are "unfounded."
According to the AP, Shimon Peres' office said he told visiting envoy George Mitchell Thursday that progress with Iran depended on international cooperation and exploring whether dialogue presented a real opportunity or if Tehran was just stalling. "The solution in Iran is not a military one," Peres was quoted as saying.
New Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that the threat posed by Iran constituted the biggest threat to Israel's existence since its creation 61 years ago. Last week US Vice President Joe Biden said Netanyahu's cabinet would be "ill-advised" to attack Iran, but stressed it was unlikely to do so.