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Former PM Olmert: I don't trust Netanyahu on Iran issue

Former PM tells CNN's Amanpour Iran aware of nuclear program's ramifications, but Israel must 'create capacity' to defends itself

Published: 04.30.12


Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he does not trust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to reach the right decision for Israelregarding Iran's nuclear program.

In an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, which will be aired Monday night, Olmert said, "The Iranian regime has not gone beyond a certain line of developing (its) nuclear program. That shows that they are at least thoughtful, which means that they are not rushing, but they are calculating their steps – being aware of the possible ramifications of what they do to Iran itself – which is what we want them to understand.



"At the same time, we have to create a capacity to defend ourselves in the event that they will not (halt the nuclear program)," he told Amanpour. "And at the same time we have to encourage the international community, quietly by the way, without talking so much, (…) to take measures, sanctions (…) but also not to rush (to) certain military actions which are not essential at this point."




Olmert told CNN that according to many Israeli intelligence estimates, Iran would retaliate to an Israeli strike. Attacking at an inopportune time could be a terrible mistake, the former PM said, while hinting that he does not trust Israel's current leaders to make the right decision.



Addressing US-Israel relations, Olmert accused Netanyahu of failing to effectively cooperate with US President Barack Obama.










http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4222843,00.html


Added: May-1-2012 Occurred On: May-1-2012
By: aydeo
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  • Who cares what that corrupted lib thinks

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    • @cALlme6

      If it was just him then you might have said that, but lately more and more Israeli officials are expressing the same fears regarding our current leadeship...Dagan and Diskin are not from the liberal camp as far as I know...

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    • @aydeo
      http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/04/29/israeli-spook-revolt-politics-as-usual-diskin-netanyahu/

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    • @cALlme6

      Just read it, thanks.

      The article has a point in some level, but still can't explain the fact the critic voices are coming from different directions (Inteligence,Army,President,Former leader), most of them are personas which had direct info to top secret material in recent years, and know what they are talking about - to solve this just as some sort of personal pay back at Bibi is simply way too superficial.

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