The military option against Iran is drawing closer. Those are the words from the Israeli President in a TV interview, amid a raging debate about talk of an attack on Iran’s nuclear programme.
Shimon Peres says he believes “intelligence services of several countries are looking at the ticking clock, warning leaders that there is not much time left”. He went on to claim that Iran is close to obtaining nuclear weapons.
The Israeli media has been reporting speculation that the prime minister has been attempting to find cabinet consensus for strikes on Iranian facilities. It is unclear how many ministers would support a military option.
The French foreign minister Alain Juppé said on Sunday he thought military attacks on Iran’s nuclear programme could create a “totally destabilising” situation in the region.
Iran maintains its nuclear ambitions are purely for civilian purposes.