Sunday, January 22, 2006

Israel hints preparation against Iran

from GOPBloggers


JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's defense minister hinted Saturday that the Jewish state is preparing for military action to stop Iran's nuclear program, but said international diplomacy must be the first course of action.

"Israel will not be able to accept an Iranian nuclear capability and it must have the capability to defend itself, with all that that implies, and this we are preparing," Shaul Mofaz said.

His comments at an academic conference stopped short of overtly threatening a military strike but were likely to add to growing tensions with Iran.

Germany's defense minister said in an interview published Saturday that he is hopeful of a diplomatic solution to the impasse over Iran's nuclear program, but argued that "all options" should remain open.

Notice Germany's Defense Minister's statement that "all options"..should remain open. Good thing he said this because it's true, we all know that diplomacy is always the first option, but it also isn't the last especially in this situation.

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