Attack on Iran "more and more likely": Israel Prez

Last Updated: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 17:14

Jerusalem: Israeli President Shimon Peres has
warned that an attack on Iran was "more and more likely," days
before a report by the UN nuclear watchdog on Iran`s nuclear
programme.



He told Israeli private television`s second channel: "The
intelligence services of the different countries that are
keeping an eye on (Iran) are worried and putting pressure on
their leaders to warn that Iran is ready to obtain the nuclear
weapon."

"We must turn to these countries to ensure that they keep
their commitments ... this must be done, and there is a long
list of options," Peres declared.


Israel on Thursday completed a major civil defence drill
in the Tel Aviv region aimed at simulating a response to
conventional and non-conventional missile attacks, the
military said.


Israel has also successfully tested what local media
called a "ballistic missile", which a defence ministry
official described as a long-scheduled "test firing of
the rocket-propulsion system".

On Wednesday, Haaretz newspaper reported that Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Ehud
Barak were seeking to win cabinet support for a strike on
Iran, which Israel and the West suspect is looking to build an
atomic bomb.



Haaretz said no decision had yet been taken on any
military strike, and that a November 8 report from the
International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear watchdog would have
a "decisive effect" on the decision-making process.



PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 6, 2011 - 17:13

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