Israel won’t ‘reconcile’ with nuclear Iran: Olmert

July 21st, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Gordon Brown
Jerusalem, July 21 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Monday Israel could not and would not reconcile with an Iran that had nuclear weapons. “From our point of view, we are talking about an intolerable situation, one with which we cannot reconcile ourselves,” Olmert told the Israeli parliament, ahead of an address by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

He added however that Iran was not just a menace for Israel, but a “global threat.”

“The state of Israel is not asking for anything else but peace,” he said, adding that although Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians was “bitter,” it was “not unsolvable” and that although there were “still profound disagreements” in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, these were “bridgeable.”

Olmert also praised Britain’s “tough stance” in the global struggle against terrorism.

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