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Israeli President confident Obama would strike Iran

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 16:34

Washington: Israeli President Shimon Peres is confident that American President Barack Obama would approve a military strike to halt Iran`s nuclear ambitions if it came to that.

Peres told The New York Times that the United States don`t begin by shooting. They try all the other means first, such as economic sanctions, political pressure, negotiations, everything possible.

He said that but in the end, if none of this works, then President Obama will use military power against Iran. And he is sure of it.

According to Politico, the 89-year-old President also downplayed the reported rifts between Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

He said that the problem is not between individuals, but between those individuals` policies.

But he said Obama must be persuaded to believe that Israel wants to see peace in the region.

He said that the problem is that Obama would like to reach peace in the Middle East and has to be convinced that Israel agrees with this, adding: of course, he`s not convinced.


First Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 16:34

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