Olmert: There is time to stop Iran nuclear plans
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert stated Sunday that there was still time for international diplomatic attempts to stop Iran's nuclear plans, without the need for military action.
"I believe the international efforts will achieve the goals," Olmert said. "There is no need to get caught up in any apocalyptic prophecies that have no basis in reality."
The Israeli leader warned against panic over Iran's nuclear program, telling Israel Radio that, "Iran is far from crossing the nuclear threshold ... Unfortunately, it is not as far as I would like it to be but it is also not as close as it proclaims to be."
"The security council has passed two resolutions, which impose unprecedented sanctions," Olmert said. "I think there is a possibility, even without a military operation, to stop Iran from going nuclear."