Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vice Premier Ya'alon: Military option must be believable for Iran

A military strike on Iran must be a believable option, Vice Premier Moshe Ya’alon said in a seminar at the Institute for National Security Studies on Thursday.

"A non-conventional regime like that should not be allowed to have this non-conventional ability. By one way or another, we must prevent Iran from achieving military nuclear capabilities."

He added that the strategy needs to be "diplomatic isolation, economic sanctions, strengthening the Iranian opposition and a credible military option....a military option is the last one and only comes after all other options have been used."