Sample ImageShimon Peres over Iran: “We proberen de levering van lange afstandsraketten, die Iran naar Hamas wil verschepen, te voorkomen”


Shimon Peres on Iran: “We are trying to prevent the shipping of long range missiles which Iran is sending to Hamas”

On the backdrop of escalating violence in the Middle East, this evening “Piers Morgan Tonight” welcomes Shimon Peres for an exclusive interview.

Joining Piers Morgan from his home in Jerusalem, the Israeli president suggests that the Palestinian militant group Hamas is being backed by Iran. As such, the host inquires as to what he intends to do about it:

“If you believe Mr. President, that Iran is behind a lot of the Hamas terror activity, as you put it, then what action do you intend to take against Iran?” asks the host.

Staying firm with his position, Peres responds without hesitation:

“Not that I guess so, I know that is the case. And we are not going to make a war with Iran but we are trying to prevent the shipping of long range missiles which Iran is sending to Hamas. And they are urge to Hamas to fire,” Peres tells Morgan. “I think that Iran is a little bit disappointed that not only the Israeli army is trying to stop it, but also the Israeli people are behaving with great courage and great understanding.”

Continuing his thought, the president of Israel further details what he views as the dangers associated with the country in Western Asia:

“Iran is a problem, world problem. Not only from the point of view of building a nuclear danger, but also from the point of being a center of world terror. They finance, they train, they send arms, they urge, no responsibility, nor any moral consideration. It’s a world problem and you know it.”

Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 for the full interview with the president who insists that Hamas has the power to stop the violence at any point.

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CNN foto: S. Peres – screenshot