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Attack Iran's Moral Foundations, Peres Tells CNN

Iran is morally corrupt and spoiled, President Shimon Peres tells CNN. “An attack on its moral foundations is needed.”
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
First Publish: 11/15/2011, 10:42 AM

President Shimon Peres
President Shimon Peres
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Iran is morally corrupt and spoiled, President Shimon Peres told CNN's Piers Morgan Monday night. “An attack on its moral foundations is needed.”

"They are the only country that threatens to destroy another country openly,” and an attack on the Islamic Republic’s foundations is needed "because Iran is a spoiled country. It is morally corrupt."

Concerning sanctions and promises to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power, he said, "We expect that the leaders that make a promise will fulfill it."

If military action is needed, President Peres said that he hopes Israel will not be alone in attacking Iran’s nuclear sites, but added, "I would rather see tighter economic sanctions [and] closer political pressure. Israel will first of all see what the world is doing.”