Peres: We shouldn’t go it alone against Iran

Unilateral measures to prevent Iran from obtaining atomic bombs would be counterproductive, former president Shimon Peres said at a Peres Center for Peace lecture on Wednesday.

“We must prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and it is better to do it with a coalition than alone,” Peres said, in an implicit swipe at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opposition to the deal the world powers are drafting with Tehran.

“There’s a coalition that President Obama has built, but it includes the Russians, the Chinese, the Europeans. And if they won’t be in a coalition, then they may take a more sympathetic side to Iran,” Peres said, emphasizing the need for a diverse and stable team of negotiating powers.


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