That is the International Atomic Energy Agency chairman Mohammed ElBaradei:
I have not received any information that there is a concrete, active nuclear weapon program going on right now. â€¦ We have information that there have been maybe some studies about possible weaponization. But we are looking into these alleged studies with Iran right now. â€¦ But have we seen having the nuclear material that can be readily used into a weapon? No. Have we seen an active weaponization program? No. So there is a concern, but there is also time to clarify these concerns.
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said a few months ago in a series of closed discussions that in her opinion that Iranian nuclear weapons do not pose an existential threat to Israel, Haaretz magazine reveals in an article on Livni to be published tomorrow.
Livni also criticized the exaggerated use that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is making of the issue of the Iranian bomb, claiming that he is attempting to rally the public around him by playing on its most basic fears. Last week, former Mossad chief Ephraim Halevy said similar things about Iran.
We know all about politicians who manipulate people for their own gain don’t we? Incidentally, I’m a signatory to the Hands Off People of Iran campaign.
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