Peres told the zionist Israeli officials that there is no point in the “unceasing self-intimidation,” and that Israel should leave “the Iran issue to the superpowers, first and foremost the United States,” the Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Thursday.
The report also said that Peres is expected to tell US President Barack Obama in an upcoming meeting that he (Peres) does not believe Israel should attack Iran in the near future.
On February 5, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu similarly warned ministers from his center-right Likud political party to avoid making statements on a possible military attack against Iran, saying such remarks could be damaging to Israel.
“The chatter causes extensive damage, puts Israel on the frontline and impedes the sanction efforts,” Netanyahu said during a Likud ministerial meeting in East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
On February 2, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that if the Western sanctions imposed against Iran failed to stop its nuclear program, military action against the country must be put on agenda.
zionist Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Ya’alon has also threatened Iran with a military strike against its nuclear facilities.