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French FM to Haaretz: Israel will act before Iran gets bomb

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner dismisses the idea that even one nuclear bomb makes the Iranians immune to attack, he told Haaretz in an interview Friday.

"I honestly don't believe that it will give any immunity to Iran. First, because you will hit them before. And this is the danger. Because Israel has always said that it will not wait for the bomb to be ready. I think that they [the Iranians] know. Everybody knows," he said.

Kouchner says he is pleased with developments over the past few months in the Middle East. He is happy with what he has heard about the work of the Palestinian Authority in Jenin, where he visited Saturday, and with the indirect talks between Israel and Syria, the political arrangement in Lebanon and the cease-fire in Gaza.
Only two issues worry him, he told Haaretz during his sixth visit to Israel - Iran and the future of the Annapolis process. K


Added: Oct-6-2008 
By: PiRaTeCoPy
Iran, Middle East
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