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Russia: Iran won't use nuclear weapon against Israel

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tells Knesset Speaker Rivlin that given Israel's Arab and Muslim populations it is unlikely Iran would attack Israel

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Thursday that Moscow does not believe Iran will use a nuclear weapon against Israel.


"Thus far it has not been proven with certainty that Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon," Lavrov said in Moscow. "Given Israel's demographic makeup which includes millions of Arabs and Muslims, the Islamic Republic will not attack Israel," he explained.


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Rivlin said in response that Russia is the only country that can stop Iran's nuclear program without the use of sanctions.


Meanwhile, the Iranian terror threat is causing concern in the US. New York City's police commissioner said Wednesday that a potential retaliatory attack on New York City by Iran is an ongoing concern for the NYPD.


According to the New York Post, Kelly said that a possible conflict between Iran and Israel was of concern to the law enforcement agency due to the city's large Jewish population.


"We’ve been concerned about Iran for a while, and I think the history of those events throughout the world since January give us cause for concern," he said.




פרסום ראשון: 10.11.12, 12:14
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