Italian PM: Israel ‘will probably react preemptively’ on Iran

Posted: June 30th, 2010 by Militant Libertarian

by Stephen C. Webster, RawStory

Has the leader of Italy’s government revealed how the global community plans to handle Iran?

That’s entirely possible, according to a report from Israel which cites Silvio Berlusconi as telling reporters at the G8 summit in Toronto, “Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power, [so] the members of the G8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively.”

He added that the G8 nations “absolutely believe” Israel will attack Iran, according to Haaretz.

The claim comes on the same day that the top spy in the United States accused Iran of having nuclear material for two bombs, provided the uranium is further enriched to weapons grade. The process, the CIA said, would likely take at least a couple years.

Even Russia, which has traditionally been an ally of Iran’s civilian nuclear power program, joined the U.S. in condemning the alleged nuclear weapons ambitions. It is exceptionally rare that the Kremlin publicly comments on a CIA statement.

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