Peres: No Need to 'Wave Swords' When it Comes to Iran
President Shimon Peres said on Thursday that there is currently no need to threaten Iran with an attack on its nuclear facilities.
Peres, who was interviewed by both Channel 2 and Channel 10 in honor of Israel’s Independence Day, emphasized the fact that there are other ways to deal with the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
“There is no need to attack Iran at any cost,” Peres told Channel 2. “There are other options to address this issue and other ways to solve it, other than a military operation.”
Peres added, “I fully trust the American president” when it comes to Iran.
In the Channel 10 interview, the president warned against “waving swords” and added that he did not approve of the comparison between the Iranian threat and the Holocaust. He was thus hinting at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s recent speech at the AIPAC convention.
“I'm not impressed by the comparison between the Iranian threat and the Holocaust,” Peres said. “I’ve seen serious existential threats and have heard desperate voices. We are today in our strongest situation ever.”