Secretary Rice also discussed Iran’s nuclear program with senior Israeli officials, who see an Iranian atomic bomb as a threat to the existence of the Jewish state. But she ruled out military action. “We believe that there are diplomatic means at our disposal, at the disposal of the international community, to deal with the Iranian problem,” Rice said. Israeli officials have hinted that if the US doesn't stop the Iranian nuclear program, Israel might take military action against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The Israeli air force destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981.