Iran greatest danger to world peace: Israel Prez Peres

The Israeli president has called the present Iranian regime 'the greatest danger to peace in the world.' In a speech Tuesday to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Shimon Peres also called the Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

hidden March 12, 2013 18:46:38 IST
Iran greatest danger to world peace: Israel Prez Peres

Strasbourg, France: The Israeli president has called the present Iranian regime "the greatest danger to peace in the world."

In a speech Tuesday to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Shimon Peres also called the Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

But his most scathing criticism was reserved for Iran. "Nobody threatens Iran," he said. "Iran threatens others."

He said the Iranian regime threatens Israel's existence, smuggles arms into other countries to destabilise them and denies the Holocaust while calling for another one.

Iran greatest danger to world peace Israel Prez Peres

Shimon Peres in this file photo. AFP

Peres appealed to the parliamentarians to label Hezbollah a terrorist organisation. "Your voice is highly respected," he said. "We appeal to you — call terror terror."

Bulgarian authorities have said Hezbollah members were responsible for a terrorist attack that killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian.

Associated Press

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