French President Nicolas Sarkozy said there is a danger of war erupting over Iran's nuclear program if “the Israelis consider their security is truly threatened."
In an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur magazine, Sarkozy said his nation is more concerned about tensions between Iran and Israel than between Iran and the United States.
“I have never been for war," Sarkozy said. “The problem for us is not so much the risk that the Americans could launch a military intervention, but that the Israelis consider their security is truly threatened.
"The danger of a war exists."
Despite a report from U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran stopped developing its nuclear weapons program four years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert insisted Tuesday that Iran is still pursuing nuclear arms and poses a major threat to the West, the Jerusalem Post reported.
Iran claims its nuclear development is peaceful and that its goal is nuclear power.
But Sarkozy said in the interview: “Everyone agrees that what the Iranians are doing has no civilian explanation. The only debate is whether they will have military capability in one year or in five years."
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