Israeli Prime Minister Opposes Iran’s Peaceful Nuclear Programs
The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, does not approve of development of Iran's peaceful nuclear programs.
" Tehran in so many words is speaking on possession of nuclear weapons and is enthusiastically stating about its wish to wipe Israel out of the world. So, I have to ask myself whether it is possible to crush a nation using peaceful nuclear power," Olmert stated in his interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
"Rich experience of the Jewish people makes us take it seriously when somebody threatens to extirpate us," he added and indicated the necessity to impose economic sanctions on Teheran.
Speaking of the extremist movement of Hamas, Olmert noted that the organization was seeking only to prolong the conflict with Israel and was ready to kill even Palestinians. "Compromise with Hamas is a compromise with terrorism. Formation of a Government based on national unity with terrorists is a strategy which will not lead to peace in the Middle East," the Israeli Prime Minister considered.
The head of the Italian Government, Romano Prodi, is on an official visit to the Middle East from 8-10 July. He has visited Israel and Palestine, according to RIA Novosti .
In Tel-Aviv Prodi talked with Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, met with the leader of right-wing opposition, who is the Chairman of the Likud party, Binyamin Netanyahu, as well as with the Defence Minister, Ehud Barak.
Moreover, the Italian Prime Minister visited the Holocaust Museum, had an official breakfast with Israeli President Shimon Peres, and met with representatives of catholic organizations.
A meeting between Prodi and the head of Palestinian National Administration, Mahmoud Abbas, is scheduled for 10 July.
As Prodi stated previously, he had intentions to visit the countries of the Middle East in order to take message from the UN Secretary General and to promote talks, cooperation and peace in the region.