Olmert hints at possible military strike against Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told a parliamentary panel on Monday that Israel rejects "no options" to block Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, a meeting participant said. The statement was the Israeli leader's clearest indication yet that he is willing to use military force against Iran.
"Israel clearly will not reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran," the meeting participant quoted Olmert as telling the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. "All options that prevent Iran from gaining nuclear capabilities are legitimate within the context of how to grapple with this matter."
According to the AP, the Israeli leader addressed the panel days after discussing Iran's nuclear ambitions in talks with President Bush in Jerusalem. During his visit, Bush declared that Iran remained "a threat to world peace."
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