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Israel’s Peres Warns Iran Intends To Dominate Middle East‏ – OpEd

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Israel’s President Shimon Peres warned that Iran is planning to extend its sphere of influence across the entire Middle East. Peres said that time is running out for diplomacy and sanctions to convince Tehran to disband its nuclear program, an Israeli counterterrorist told the Government Examiner on Monday.

Peres said that Iran “really wants” to dominant the region and is using its global terrorism network to achieve that goal.

“They have already established bases through Hezbollah and Hamas, they are involved in Syria and Iraq and want to shake up the entire Middle East,” Peres said in a statement issued by his office.

Iran - Israel Relations
Iran – Israel Relations

The president stated he does not believe the United States and the Western world will ignore Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and regional hegemony.

“I can’t imagine that the United States and Europe will allow the Middle East to fall into Iranian hands. Maybe there is a limit to time, but right now we have to do whatever we can to deepen the non-military pressures while making clear that other options remain,” Peres said, referring to a host of sanctions that so far failed to stop Iran’s nuclear weapons program.

Senior Hamas leaders recently used various opportunities and forums to restate the movement’s rigid, extremist fundamental position regarding the conflict with Israel, according to an Israeli police official.

For example, Ismail Haniya, head of the de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, welcoming a delegation from Malaysia, emphasized Hamas’ adherence to its principles, especially its refusal to cede one inch of the territory of “Palestine” and its insistence on the “right of return” of six million Palestinian refugees from outside Palestine.

Designated by the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Terrorist Organization since 1997, Hamas carries out attacks — such as suicide bombings, rocket launches, improvised explosive device attacks, and shootings — against civilian targets inside Israel.

Meanwhile, the top leader of the Iranian-supported terrorist group Hezbollah warned the United States and Israeli governments that interference in the internal affairs of Iran or any military attack would result in violence throughout the Middle East.

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

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    September 11, 2012 at 11:00 am
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    If I may state an axiom from my childhood…he who smell’t…dealt it. It is apparent that it is Israel who wants to dominate the middle east through military and media domination.

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