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September 16, 2009

Former Israeli Deputy Defense Minister: "We May Have to Attack Iran by December"

Their "allies," he says -- you know, the famously pro-Israel Obama and European nations -- are painting them into a corner where they have no other choice.

Israel will be compelled to attack Iran's nuclear facilities if Western powers do not impose serious sanctions against Teheran by the end of 2009, former deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh said on Wednesday.

Iran calls for boycott of military strikes on counties with nuclear facilities
"We cannot live under the shadow of an Iran with nuclear weapons," he was quoted as telling Reuters in an interview on a visit to the UK. "By the end of the year, if there is no agreement on crippling sanctions aimed at this regime, we will have no choice."

Sneh reportedly stressed that a military strike would be "the very, very last resort. But ironically it is our best friends and allies who are pushing us into a corner where we would have no option but to do it."

Sarkozy, meanwhile, states the obvious:

"It is a certainty to all of our secret services. Iran is working today on a nuclear [weapons] program," Sarkozy told lawmakers from his UMP party on Tuesday, according to Press TV.

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