Peres: Iran’s ‘evil’ leaders must not be allowed to gain nuclear weapons


Speaking at Herzliya Conference, President urges resumption of peace talks with Palestinians, saying talks are the only way to end the Mideast conflict.

Ed note–Iran is not building nukes and Israel knows it, but she can’t say the REAL REASON she wants Iran destroyed.

Israel’s plans for the future including explanding her borders to those outlined in the bible, which is between the Nile and Euphrates rivers, bringing it almost right/smack-dab against Iran. She knows that Iran–if NOT destroyed–will oppose these moves, and as the US becomes increasingly unpopular in the region, that Iran serves as a focal point around which anti-American/anti-Israeli sentiments can coalesce. Therefore, Iran must be destroyed for this reason, so that Israel can continue with her plans of territorial theft unimpeded.

Haaretz

Iran’s “evil” leaders cannot be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons, President Shimon Peres said on Tuesday, calling the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions the world’s single most important issue.

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Peres’ comments came at the opening of the Herzliya Conference, which was attended by World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg, and former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou.

Referring to Iran’s contentious nuclear program, the president called the issue “ours and the world’s central problem at this time, accusing Iran of attempting to achieve regional and “even global hegemony.”

“Nuclear weapons mustn’t be allowed to fall into the hands of Iran’s Ayatollah regime,” Peres said, calling Iran’s religious leadership the “most morally corrupt regime in the world.”

Hinting at the possibility of a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, the president reiterated the Israeli stance, according to which “no option should be ruled out in our dealing with the Iranian danger. This is an existential threat.”

“It is the duty of the international community to prevent evil and nuclear [weapons] from coming together. That is the obligations of most of the leaders of the free world, one which they must meet,” Peres said.

On what he called “the moral significance of this battle,” the president spoke of an Iranian regime which “executes people for their views. It funds, trains, and guides terrorists to spread terror and murder across the globe.”

“This is a way of operation that must be condemned by everyone everywhere,” Peres said, adding that, “eventually, the current Iranian leadership offers the future only destruction. It threatens human rights and the peace of nations.”

In his address to the Herzliya Conference, president Peres also spoke of the necessity to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians, saying that ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the only way to ensure Israel isn’t made into the scapegoat of a rapidly changing Middle East.

If peace is not advanced, the president said, religious extremism could gain control of the region, “an extremism which Iran attempts to lead using its two proxies: Hezbollah in Lebanon, Hamas in Gaza, as well as other extensions throughout the region.”

“The terror organizations are trying to drag Israel into an Arab internal struggle so they can direct the masses’ rage against us. They have no rehabilitation plans, only incitement habits,” Peres added.

The only way to prevent this takeover of extremism, then, is “to put an end to the conflict between us and the Palestinians, similarly to the agreements with Egypt and Jordan.”

“When I say we must, I say so because I believe ending the conflict is possible. I’ve known the people heading the Palestinian Authority for decades,” Peres said, adding that he believed “[Palestinian] President Mahmoud Abbas and [Palestinian] Prime Minister Salam Fayyad are worthy partners who do not wish to see the conflict go further.”

Speaking of the reasons for the recent inability to restart peace talks, the president said that the two issues mainly holding up negotiations were “borders and security.”

“The borders must be set as to determine the security arrangements, and must be set soon. This kind of negotiations must take place outside the box, and away from the headlines. Through it both sides will achieve something which cannot be achieved without talks – an end to the conflict,” Peres added.

The president’s comments came after, on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that peace prospects with the Palestinians were looking poor.

“As things stand now, according to what happened over the past few days – when the Palestinians refused even to discuss Israel’s security needs with us – the signs are not particularly good,” he told his cabinet in public remarks.

Netanyahu’s remarks came after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Ramallah on Saturday that Israel was to blame for the failure of the recent round of talks to relaunch direct talks.

Abbas claimed that during talks mediated by Jordan in recent weeks, Israel had presented an unclear position on security matters and on the question of borders between Israel and a future Palestinian state. Palestinian sources said Israel’s border proposal would have prevented the establishment a Palestinian state.

Palestinian officials said last week an Israeli negotiator’s verbal presentation on Wednesday of ideas for borders and security arrangements of a future Palestinian state was a non-starter, envisaging a fenced-off territory of cantons that would preserve most Jewish settlements.

Netanyahu said he still hoped the Palestinians would “come to their senses and continue the talks so that we can move on to real negotiations.”

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators held five rounds of exploratory talks in Jordan, part of a push by international mediators to revive negotiations suspended in 2010 in a dispute over Jewish settlement building in the occupied West Bank.

  1. #1 by Ponders70 on January 31, 2012 - 8:10 pm

    Funny thing is…….if the jews keep extending
    the borders(for security purposes, ahem)
    there will NEVER be peace.
    If you constantly and progressively STOLE my
    land, I would never forgive you either.
    Go figure.

  2. #2 by 30.06 on January 31, 2012 - 9:24 pm

    Evil Leaders ?

  3. #3 by Kw on January 31, 2012 - 9:33 pm

    “Peres: Iran’s ‘evil’ leaders must not be allowed to gain nuclear weapons”

    How come? Israel’s EVIL leaders were allowed to gain nuclear weapons. Look in the mirror for once!

  4. #4 by 30.06 on February 1, 2012 - 3:35 am

  5. #5 by Ingrid B on February 1, 2012 - 4:33 am

    “It is the duty of the international community to prevent evil and nuclear [weapons] from coming together. That is the obligations of most of the leaders of the free world, one which they must meet,” :

    he`s right, it is their duty, so why was Israel allowed, nay encouraged/assisted, in developing nuclear weapons?

    ["It funds, trains, and guides terrorists to spread terror and murder across the globe.”

    “This is a way of operation that must be condemned by everyone everywhere,” Peres said

    "They have no rehabilitation plans, only incitement habits,” Peres added.] :

    he is describing the parasitic state perfectly..

    “The only way to prevent this takeover of extremism, then, is “to put an end to the conflict between us and the Palestinians, similarly to the agreements with Egypt and Jordan.” :

    in other words, the Palestinians must turn away from their true patriots, Hamas, and allow the traitors to continue licking the Israeli jackboot..

  6. #6 by Flipper on February 1, 2012 - 11:39 am

    One must ask the obvious question:

    Would Iran EVER USE nuclear weapons? Why?

    What about Pakistan? and North Korea? No?

    Depleted uranium? U.S.A!

  7. #7 by rjmsluiter on March 3, 2012 - 3:18 pm

    i think you are wrong in the Israeli card, it is all about control.
    Control of the worlds oil that will control and guide the development of the
    Potential next gen USA follow up global powers of India and China.
    Their choices of independent energy sources :Russia, Iran, Venezuela & (Iraq?)
    are scarce and beyond their Military / political control.

    Therefore the meddling in:
    -Afganistan (driving dope & extremist crisis in to (Muslim) USSR, cut off oil rich siberia),
    -Iraq (dollar crisis end to wold currency),
    -Venezuela elections (bringing oil back into western control),
    -Iranian elections (bringing oil back into western control),
    -Libya (bringing oil back into western control, opponent of Africom, LIbian Africa development fund),
    -Syria (pipeline Kirkuk – Latakia = no more Hormuz Suez hoopla paid by Europe) ,
    -Russia elections (bringing oil back into western oill-garc control),
    -EU monetary crisis, Near global power (in terms of development. not military or political) Eu with 500 Milj.people versus USA 300 Milj. people must pay the dollar bubble deficit , stall its development and preferably breakup.

    well that is this decade about doesn’t it?
    Club of Rome: Limits to Growth, Peak Oil and the Program for the Next American Century

  8. #8 by rjmsluiter on March 3, 2012 - 3:24 pm

    @ Flipper
    Depleted Veterans you mean.

    Who needs veterans ???
    Hollywood ?
    shaming their country with ugly /evil stories…

    The last living WW1 veteran that saw the front died this year, so much time for scandal and embarrassment

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