Israel Tells Iran: Stop It. Or Else!
Israel's prime minister made his strongest warning yet to Iran - saying Israel would meet a nuke threat with "all the means at our disposal." Ehud Olmert's hint at the possible use of nuclear weapons against Israel's archenemy came as he suggested that "much more severe steps should be taken" if U.S.-led diplomatic efforts fail to halt Tehran's drive toward atomic power. The hard line was echoed by Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, who wants Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried in an international court for calling for genocide against Israel and Jews.
Israel Prime Minister Ehud OlmertOlmert delivered his veiled threat at Israel's annual national security conference. "We can stand up against nuclear threats and prevent them," he said. "Anyone who threatens us . . . must know we have the determination and capability to respond with force, discretion and all the means at our disposal." Meanwhile, a pre-emptive military strike against Iran's nuclear facilities was a key topic yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "If there is military action, it will have catastrophic results not only in the region but the whole world," Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz predicted.