THE NUCLEAR THREAT
Peres: Nuclear terror is the world’s greatest threat
Haaretz reports: “President Shimon Peres said that nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorist groups constitutes the modern world’s greatest threat.
The world has changed, Peres told an audience in Russia, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate from MGIMO, an institute for international relations.
Terror is borne by small fanatic groups, Peres said. They have no inhibitions, they harm even innocents without differentiation and they have modern equipment at their disposal. There is a reasonable fear that nuclear weapons will make their way into the hands of terror groups worldwide. This is the world’s new danger and the world must develop a counter-strategy.
In our new world there is no going back to armed warfare of the past, Peres said, adding that the new warfare consists of terror groups whose location is unknown and missiles that easily cross borders.
Peres also addressed the shared history between Russia and the Jewish people and said that they both suffered a great deal during World War II. He said that shared fate obligated Israel and Russia to work together toward a better future…” (This headline is prophetical – Zephaniah 1:18; Malachi 4:1; Revelation 8:8; 9:18.)
Ahmadinejad: Israeli threats won’t stop Iran’s nuclear program
Haaretz reports: “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that his country would definitely continue its nuclear program despite Israeli hints at military action.
Iran will definitely continue its path. You should not even doubt that we will continue our path. We’ll definitely continue our path, Ahmadinejad said in an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America program.
Asking if that meant Iran was playing with fire in light of Israel’s threat of a possible military strike, Ahmadinejad said it was not. They’re not a factor, in our defense doctrine, we don’t even count them.…” (Irans threat mentioned in Psalm 83:4 will fail – Isaiah 56:5.)
UN Security Council permanent members call for nuke-free Mideast
Haaretz reports: “The United States, Russia, Britain, France and China voiced support for making the Middle East a nuclear-arms-free zone, which would mean Israel would have to scrap any atomic bombs in its possession.
We are committed to a full implementation of the 1995 NPT resolution on the Middle East and we support all ongoing efforts to this end, the five permanent UN Security Council members said in a unanimous statement issued at a conference taking stock of the 1970 nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
The 1995 resolution adopted by signatories of the landmark arms control treaty called for making the Middle East a zone without nuclear arms.
Israel, which is widely believed to have nuclear weapons, is the only country in the Middle East not to have signed the treaty and, along with India and Pakistan, one of only three countries worldwide outside the agreement. Iran, though a signatory, is accused by the West of flouting treaty requirements to disclose its nuclear activities.
This conference represents a pivotal turning point in the history of the treaty, and an opportunity that may be the last and that must be seized, Egyptian UN Ambassador Maged A. Abdelaziz told delegates…
The Middle East would join five other nuclear-free regions – Africa, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the South Pacific and Latin America – covering some 116 countries that have outlawed the presence of atomic arms in their areas…” (The above material will fail – II Peter 3:10 – 15.)
Iran Calls U.S. ‘World’s Only Atomic Criminal,’ Calls for Its Suspension From IAEA
ABC News reports: “Kicking off a two-day nuclear disarmament conference, Iranian leaders had harsh words for the United States.
In a summit hall decorated with pictures of the American atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a written statement from the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was read aloud saying: Only the U.S. government has committed an atomic crime. The world’s only atomic criminal lies and presents itself as being against nuclear weapons proliferation, while it has not taken any serious measures in this regard.
Attending the conference in person, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took it a step further, calling for the U.S. and other nuclear-armed nations to be suspended from the IAEA. He said those who possess, have used or threatened to use nuclear weapons [should] be suspended from the IAEA and its board of governors, especially the U.S.
Despite growing momentum for sanctions, Irans strategy has been to hit back hard. Iranian officials criticized the U.N. Security Council as reflecting the views of only a handful of countries. Officials also questioned whether China would, in the end, support additional sanctions against the Iranian regime…” (Well see who the criminal is when Ahmadinejad gets the weapon within one year as prognosticators believe. Proverbs 6: 17 & 18 envision this nations leader. He has: “…hands that [will] shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, and feet that [will] be swift in running to mischief.“),
North Korea warns it will use nuclear weapons if invaded
SpaceDaily.com reports: “North Korea warned it was prepared to use nuclear weapons if it was invaded by the United States and South Korea.
The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) carried the remarks by the North’s Joint Chief, General Ri Yong-Ho, during a national meeting on the eve of the birthday of the communist country’s armed forces.
The revolutionary armed forces of the DPRK (North Korea) are fully ready to frustrate any provocation of the aggressors at a single blow, Ri said.
They will mobilise all means including the nuclear deterrent… should the US imperialists and the south Korean puppet warmongers dare intrude into the inviolable sky, land and seas of the DPRK even 0.001mm, he said.
He added that a grave situation is now prevailing on the Korean Peninsula because of the neighbouring South and its ally the United States, who he said wanted to start a war.
The harsh rhetoric comes as tensions between the two Koreas are high over the sinking of a South Korean warship last month near the disputed sea border in the Yellow Sea with a loss of 46 lives.
Seoul has been careful not to point the finger directly at the North over the incident in the Yellow Sea, which has stoked already tense ties, and Pyongyang has denied it was to blame.
The tensions prompted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to say she hoped there would be no miscalculation that could spark a new war between the Koreas…” (North Korea will probably be one of the kings of the East invading Israel during Armageddon – Revelation 16:12; Revelation 9:14 – 18.)
NATO Chief: Missile Defense Needed Against Irrational Players
Voice of America News reports: “NATO Secretary General Anders Rasmussen says NATO must work toward nuclear disarmament, but must also have missile defense against irrational countries and players with nuclear weapons. NATO foreign ministers meeting is being held in Tallinn, Estonia.
Secretary General Anders Rasmussen says the allies must discuss the issue of whether tactical nuclear weapons can serve as a credible deterrent against terrorists who may obtain a nuclear device. Turkey and former Soviet satellite countries want to keep such weapons. Several older members want them removed. He said in his personal opinion, U.S. tactical arms in Europe do serve as a deterrent.
Rasmussen says NATO members must also review their overall nuclear posture. He gives credit to President Obama for putting “new wind in the sails of reducing nuclear weapons and risk.” He says the alliance must do what it can to support arms control, disarmament, and non-proliferation.
At the same time, Secretary General Rasmussen says NATO’s reason for existence is to protect the 900-million people among its members.
“Missile defense is no replacement for an effective deterrent, but can compliment it, because there are states or other actors who might not be rational enough to be deterred by our nuclear weapons,” said Anders Rasmussen…” (Irrational countries such as Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, Lebanon and the war mongers controlling Palestine, namely Hamas, are most certainly the players intended in the above headline – Isaiah 17:1; Ezekiel 38:5; Psalm 83: 5 – 7.)
Iranian missile may be able to hit U.S. by 2015
Reuters reports: “With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015, said the April report, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters.
A classified version was also submitted to Congress.
The timing of advances in Iran’s long-range missile technology is being closely watched in Washington, which accuses Tehran of pursuing nuclear weapons and is pushing for a new round of sanctions. Iran denies the charges and says its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
Iran’s nuclear program and its willingness to keep open the possibility of developing nuclear weapons is a central part of its deterrent strategy, the report said.
The U.S. military tried and failed to shoot down a simulated Iranian missile strike on the United States in January, in a botched $150 million exercise over the Pacific Ocean. That attempt failed because of a malfunction in a radar built by Raytheon Co.
It was not immediately clear whether the latest estimate on Iran’s missile technology was a departure from a May 2009 National Intelligence Estimate, which deemed Tehran unlikely to have a long-range missile until between 2015 and 2020, according to U.S. officials who saw the report at the time.
The 2009 estimate was revised from an earlier range of between 2012 to 2015…” (I believe the above headline could happen much sooner. All predictions for a Mid East war name Iran as the enemy even of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – Ezekiel 38:13. Sheba in this text is Saudi Arabia – see Websters Dictionary.)