Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrive for a news conference following their talks in the Chancellery in Berlin February 12, 2008. Olmert said on Tuesday that all options should be considered in international efforts aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Iran is developing ever sophisticated ballistic missiles and is stepping up uranium enrichment for supposedly peaceful energy generating purposes. Does anyone REALLY believe that Iran is NOT secretly developing nuclear weapons?
Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday brushed aside suggestions that the threat from Iran’s nuclear program has receded, saying he remains convinced that Tehran is “moving forward” with plans for an atomic weapon.
A U.S. intelligence report in December found Tehran had halted its program in 2003. However, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told reporters that “nothing that we know has changed our attitude on this issue.”
“Tell me, why does Iran need enriched uranium at a time when they are supplied by (the) Russians the nuclear fuel for the civilian projects? … What else do they plan for which they need the most sophisticated ballistic missiles?”
President Bush has “PUNTED” the Iran nuclear issue to the next President with the December NIE. But, Israel has their very existence at stake.
This issue will be debated and stalled in the IAEA and UNSC but will be on the front burner for the next President in February 2009.