Reacting to the election of Mahmud Ahmadinejad as president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom called for the Security Council to punish Teheran. “In view of Iran’s nuclear threat, the international community should develop, more than ever, a united and strong policy towards Iran”, said Shalom, without waiting for the confirmation of the appointment of the hawk John Bolton as Ambassador of the United States to the UN.
Israel fears, indeed, that Iran does the same thing that the Hebrew State did when it developed its own military nuclear program under the excuse of civil research. Israel currently has about 400 undeclared nuclear warheads and considers that the regional balance depends on its monopoly over the nuclear weapon.