Peres says talk of attacking Iran is ‘unfounded’

April 18, 2009

Israeli President Shimon Peres said on Thursday that talk of attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities is “unfounded”, saying there is no military solution to the nuclear standoff with Tehran.

""All the talk of a possible Israeli attack on Iran is unfounded,"" Peres said in a meeting with George Mitchell, the U.S. special representative to the Middle East.
""The solution to Iran is not military,"" Peres said, according to the Associated Press.
As a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran insists that its nuclear activities are solely aimed at producing electricity to meet the nation’s growing demand.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is monitoring all the processes of nuclear activities in Iran by installing cameras and making regular inspections.
On Monday, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Israel that any attack on Iran’s nuclear installations would lead to a “disastrous backlash”.
Using his strongest language on the subject to date, Gates told a group of Marine Corps students that a strike would unify Iran “and also build into the whole country an undying hatred of whoever hits them.""
(Source: Dispatches)