President Shimon Peres called the IDF operation that stopped an Iranian weapons shipment to Gaza "brilliant." In a special press release, President Peres said, "the capture of the ship carrying arms to Hamas was a brilliant military operation and an extremely important act. We can see the quality and courage of those who took part and we are proud of them. It is also an important message to the world, beginning with Iran. Iran must stop bluffing. This operation exposes the true face of Iran which says one thing but does the opposite," Peres stated.