Israeli President Shimon Peres appears to be leading a coalition of government officials, MKs, and public figures who oppose Israeli action against Iran’s nuclear program. A report on Channel 10 today said that Peres has not only been expressing his opinion against a strike – he has been spreading his opinion at every opportunity, including at meetings with foreign dignitaries.
Peres is said to have pressed U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on the point when the two met several weeks ago, with Peres stressing that attacking Iran would not be a good idea. Peres’ office had no comment on the story.
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