Over 65% of Israelis support unilateral military action against Iran

Published October 4th, 2013 - 02:26 GMT

65.6% of Israelis support unilateral military action against Iran according to a poll conducted by Israeli newspaper HaYom.

Of the people surveyed, 84% believed that Teheran had no intention of giving up its plans to develop a nuclear weapon.

The poll was conducted after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly that he was prepared to act alone to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions. In his speech, he compared a nuclear Iran to “fifty North Koreas” and called Rouhani “a wolf in a sheep’s clothing”.

Mr. Netanyahu’s alarmist rhetoric came at a time when the relations between the U.S. and America are beginning to thaw. U.S. President Barack Obama placed a phone call to his Iranian counterpart. In addition, senior level representatives from the U.S. and Iran are scheduled to meet in Geneva on October 15 to discuss among other things, the easing of sanctions on Iran.

The poll was conducted on Wednesday. The margin of error was 4.4 percent.

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