Olmert: ‘The Iranian Threat Must Be Stopped’
Posted on Jun 3, 2008
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert issued a warning across the ocean to Iran during a visit to Washington Tuesday, urging the international community to convince Tehran that pursuing a nuclear weapons program would be a really, really bad idea.
Mr Olmert’s US visit comes as he faces pressure at home over corruption allegations, which he denies.
“The Iranian threat must be stopped by all possible means,” Mr Olmert said in his speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—a lobby group.
“The international community has a duty and responsibility to clarify to Iran, through drastic measures, that the repercussions of their continued pursuit of nuclear weapons will be devastating,” he added.
AP photo / Lawrence Jackson
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference in Washington on Tuesday.