Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Israel: Attack on Iran still an option - Deputy FM

The Jerusalem Post reports Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon insisted on Monday that the military option against Teheran was still on the table, rejecting comments made by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev last week and published on Sunday.

Ayalon told Reuters that Medvedev's statement did not guarantee Israel would not attack Iran's nuclear facilities, should the international diplomatic push to stymie its nuclear aspirations prove futile.

"It is certainly not a guarantee. I don't think that, with all due respect, the Russian president is authorized to speak for Israel and certainly we have not taken any option off the table," he said.

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