The Huffington Post: Ehud Olmert, Former Israel Prime Minister, Against Iran Strike

April 29th, 2012

The Huffington Post
April 29, 2012



JERUSALEM — A former Israeli prime minister added his voice Sunday to a growing chorus of Israeli officials against a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Ehud Olmert spoke to Israel’s Channel 10 TV from New York.

“There is no reason at this time not to talk about a military effort,” he said, “but definitely not to initiate an Israeli military strike.”

Israel and the West suspect Iran is aiming to obtain nuclear weapons. Iran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.

Olmert was Israel’s prime minister from 2006-2009. He was in office when a suspected nuclear site in Syria was attacked in 2007. It was assumed that Israel carried out the airstrike, but Israel never acknowledged that.

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