French FM: “Israel will not tolerate an Iranian bomb”

French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner warned that Iran’s nuclear ambitions have started a “race to confrontation” with Israel and the world’s leading powers must break the deadlock before the Jewish state “reacts.”
The French minister added: “There is the time that Israel will offer us before reacting because Israel will react as soon as they know clearly that there is a threat. They will not tolerate an Iranian an Iranian bomb,” he stressed. “We know that, all of us. So that is an additional risk and that is why we must decrease the tension and solve the problem.”
Kouchner spoke after Iran’s state TV commented: Soon enough, the White House will have to come to terms with the fact that Tehran will not abandon its nuclear program, as the government and Iranians in general wholeheartedly believe that the nuclear right is an inalienable one.
A UN nuclear watchdog team paid their first visit to the previously hidden uranium enrichment site near Qom Sunday Oct. 25 and expects to inspect the site again in the next two days. Iran claims that the Fordo plant, which is burrowed deep into a mountainside and housed in a military complex, will not be operational for another 18 months. Tehran agreed to the inspection three weeks ago, which according to debkafile‘s sources, was time enough to make changes and remove or conceal incriminating evidence from the inspectors’ eyes.

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