Peres: Israel lost deterrence in Lebanon

Tuesday, November 14, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres Spoke on Monday at the Jerusalem Economic Club and said that Israel lost some of its deterrent power during this summer’s war in Lebanon.

Peres also said that the international community has no interest in an Iranian nuclear weapon. Even Russia is afraid of nuclear weapons in Iran. It could get to the hands of their enemies in Chechnya.

Peres added the Chinese and Americans also fear a nuclear device falling in the hands of an irresponsible nation that supports terrorism.

Peres also said that his office is encouraging teams to develop innovative systems to combat terrorism with modern weaponry.

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