The former Israeli prime minister said Iran needed to “calm down” amid Tehran’s nuclear threats.
Iran is frustrated by an alleged cyber attack says it was made by Israel that sabotaged one of Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities.
“I’m not sure Israel has done it, and I would recommend to the Iranians to calm down,” former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said in an interview on WABC radio program “The Rita Cosby Show.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran will enrich its uranium to 60 percent in response to the attack.
“Apparently this is a Zionist crime. If the Zionists take action against our nation, we will respond, ”the president would have said.
“It doesn’t really intimidate us. We are not so afraid of Iran … I don’t think Israel has reason to be afraid. But this violent rhetoric, these threats, are unnecessary and will not be useful to everyone,” Olmert said in the interview.
The threats come as the United States is about to enter indirect talks with Iran about rejoining the nuclear deal.
Olmert said he is confident that President BidenJoe BidenIRS to implement payments of, 000 child tax credits in July Capitol police said not to use the most aggressive tactics in response to riots, a report finds that Biden will accompany the first lady to the appointment for a ‘common medical procedure’ MORE it will keep Israel’s interest in mind amid intense tensions between the countries.
“I never had any doubts about his (Biden) steadfastness, his determination and his commitment to the security of the State of Israel,” Olmert said.