Ahmadinejad’s victory is a threat to world: Israel

June 13th, 2009 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Jerusalem, June 13 (DPA) Israeli Vice premier Shilvat Shalom Saturday stressed the Iranian nuclear “threat” following Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory in Iran’s presidential election.
“The United States and the free world must reevaluate the policy on Teheran’s nuclear ambitions,” Shalom told Israel Radio.

Ahmadinejad’s win “is exploding in the face of those who thought that Iran was built for true dialogue with the free world, including a cessation of its nuclear programme,” he said.

Shalom insisted that the Iran’s election result “sends a clear message to the world that there is wide support for the current policy, and it will continue unchanged”.

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said the re-election of Ahmadinejad “reflects the intensification of the threat posed by the Islamic Republic”.

Earlier this week Israeli officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, had told reporters they would prefer Ahmadinejad to win despite his anti-Israel remarks and Holocaust denial.

Ahmadinejad’s hardline stance and extremist remarks would help garner stronger world support for stopping the nuclear programme, they said.

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