Monday, April 07, 2008

Minister Ben-Eliezer: Israel will destroy Iran if attacked

7 April 2008 14:40 FOCUS News Agency

Jerusalem-An Israeli government minister warned on Monday Israel would respond to any Iranian attack by destroying that country, public radio reported, cited by AFP.
"An Iranian attack against Israel would trigger a tough reaction that would lead to the destruction of the Iranian nation," National Infrastructure Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer said, according to the radio.

The minister, a member of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's security cabinet, stressed however that Iran was unlikely to attack as "they understand the meaning of such an act."

Read also 'If Iran strikes we'll run it to the ground,' warns Ben-Eliezer (YNET)


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