Nov 08

Dmitry Medvedev

The German version of the RIA Novosti article sounds a ‘little’ different:

Medwedew: Kriegsrhetorik gegen Iran kann zu Katastrophe führen (RIA Novosti, Nov. 8, 2011):

Russlands Präsident Dmitri Medwedew hat Israel und weitere Staaten vor militaristischer Rhetorik im Streit um das iranische Atomprogramm gewarnt. „All das kann in einen Großkrieg enden, was für den Nahen Osten eine Katastrophe wäre“, sagte Medwedew am Dienstag in Berlin.

Großkrieg! (Groß = Big; Krieg = War)

Medvedev urges calm over Iran, warns of ‘catastrophe’ (RIA Novosti, Nov. 8, 2011):

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday said increasing anti-Iranian rhetoric could lead to a catastrophe in the Middle East.

A new International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran’s nuclear program will be released on Wednesday. Its details, some of which have been leaked, have prompted speculation over a possible military strike on Iran by Israel.

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Nov 06

See also:

Interview With Adrian Salbuchi on RT: UK, US, Israel Threaten War On Iran (Video – Nov. 4, 2011)

Heads Of Mossad And Shin Bet May Have Leaked Plans For Attack On Iran, PM Netanyahu Orders An Investigation:

… the main suspects are the former heads of the Mossad and the Shin Bet, respectively Israel’s foreign and domestic intelligence agencies.Netanyahu is said to believe that the two, Meir Dagan and Yuval Diskin, wanted to torpedo plans being drawn up by him and Ehud Barak, the defence minister, to hit Iranian nuclear sites.

In January the recently retired Dagan, a hawk when he was running the Mossad, called an attack on Iran “the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard“.

UK Military Steps Up Plans For Iran Attack … To Back Up A Possible US Action (Guardian, Nov. 2, 2011)

Israel Considers Pre-Emptive Attack On Iran (Sky News, Nov. 02, 2011)

Israel May Be Preparing Nuclear Attack On Iran, Speeds Up Ballistic Missile Tests – Netanyahu & Barak ‘Favor An Attack’, ‘Lobby Cabinet Members For Military Strike’

Israel’s Peres warns attack on Iran getting ‘closer’ (AFP, Nov. 6, 2011):

Israeli President Shimon Peres warned on Sunday that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN’s nuclear watchdog on Iran’s nuclear programme is due.

“The possibility of a military attack against Iran is now closer to being applied than the application of a diplomatic option,” Peres told the Israel Hayom daily.

“We must stay calm and resist pressure so that we can consider every alternative,” he added.

“I don’t think that any decision has already been made, but there is an impression that Iran is getting closer to nuclear weapons.”

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