July 23rd, 2012
10:58 AM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Iran in "open war" with Israel

By Elise Labott and Michael Schwartz

Iran is in an "open war" with Israel, President Shimon Peres said Monday, as he pointed the finger at Iran and Hezbollah for last week's bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israelis.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Peres said Israel will act to prevent further attacks.

Peres said Israel has "enough" hard intelligence to link the Bulgaria attack to Iran and its proxy Hezbollah, and believes more attacks are being planned as part of what he called an "open war against Israel."

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that Iran and the Lebanon-based Hezbollah movement were responsible for a number of attacks and attempted attacks against Israeli targets in Thailand, Georgia, India, Greece, Cyprus and other countries.

Asked whether the Bulgaria bombing and the other attempted attacks were revenge for the assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists, which Iran blames on Israel, Peres said that Israel has never claimed responsibility for the killings. But he noted that Israel has a right to prevent the killing of its citizens.

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We don't have an initiative of terror," Peres said. "We don't do it. But self-defense is the right and the must of every people."

He said Israel's policy is one of "prevention," rather than "retaliation."

"If you have enough information about a certain person which is a ticking clock that can explode a bomb that can endanger civilian life, clearly you have to prevent him from doing so," Peres said. He cited reports that the United States has killed as many as 3,000 people in drone strikes aimed at terrorist enclaves.

With neighboring Syria in a spiral of violence, Peres said Israel will be forced to seize Syria's chemical weapons if there is a risk President Bashar al-Assad would use them against Israel or that the arsenal could fall into terrorist hands.

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Over the weekend, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said he ordered the military to prepare contingency plans to attack Syria's chemical weapons arsenals, should the need arise.

"The use of chemical weapons is internationally forbidden ... and what do you do when somebody violates the law? You fight against it," Peres said. "You stop them. We shall not remain indifferent and tell them, 'Do what you want.'"

Asked how far Israel would go to secure Syria's chemical arsenal, Peres simply said: "Until it will stop being a danger."

The conflict in Syria has already led to nearly 80,000 Syrians fleeing to neighboring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq, according to U.N. relief agencies. So far, none have sought refuge in Israel - and Peres said Israel wants to keep control of its borders amid the crisis wracking its longtime foe.

"What will happen if Syrian refugees try to cross the Israeli border? Will you help them?" CNN asked Peres.

"No," he replied.

"Will you shoot them?"

"We will prevent them. I mean, you don't go straight to the rifle. There are other means to prevent them. We should prevent it. Because it will be a double tragedy for them and for us. They will become homeless and we shall become defenseless."

"If the Syrians start to come over the border, will you stop them by force?"

"First of all, until now none of them asked to come in," Peres said. "If they will come by force, we shall stop them by force. If they shall come in without force, we shall stop them the way any country defended her border with civilian means."

When CNN noted that the potential refugees are trying to escape bloodshed in their own country, not invade Israel, Peres said, "If they want to escape, they first of all have to appeal, ask for permission. None of them did it."

With Israel facing a potential influx of refugees, Peres said although no Syrians have tried to enter the country, Israel would not help any refugees who want to cross the border and would use force against any armed individuals.

"If they will come by force, we shall stop them by force," Peres said. "If they shall come in without force, we shall stop them the way any country defended her border with civilian means."

Peres spoke a day after Israel marked the 40th anniversary of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, where 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed.

While he wouldn't go into details, Peres said Israel was taking precautions to ensure Israeli athletes would not be targeted at the London Olympic Games, which start later this week. He argued, however, that if Israeli intelligence services been at Munich, they would probably have been able to prevent the attack.

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    • Matthew Thullum

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      August 26, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Reply
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    August 22, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Reply
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    And now these Israel-Firster politicians are going to force ordinary Americans to pay more money for gas with their stupid focus on fighting wars against other countries for IsraHell’s benefit!!!!
    These AIPAC politicians from both the Republican and Democratic Parties are ready to sell out the USA for their "PRECIOUS" Israel (said like Golem in the Lord of The Rings)!!!!
    Like most most American politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties who have simply become slaves of the American Israel Public Affairs Committtee (AIPAC), these so-called USA politicians have their tongues slavishly buried so far up where the sun doesn't shine in the backside of AIPAC that they  won't say squat about why IsraHell (who Israel-Firsters constantly claim is so economically great and advanced and such a success and blah blah blah....), continues to feed off the trough of America like some sort of leech for fifty plus years to a cost amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars ($5 billion plus per year), and still counting!!!.
    After all, if IsraHell is as successful as Israel-Firsters claim that it is, then it is only reasonable to expect that it will be able to stand on its own instead of coming cap in hand like a street corner hobo demanding never-ending charity from WE THE AMERICAN TAXPAYERS without any end in sight.  Over the last fifty years, IsraHell has received billions of dollars annually to an amount in the hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars!!
     After all, if countries of comparable size to IsraHell like Sweden and Norway are all making it on their own without needing or asking for American aid then so should that parasitic leech of a state.. 
    Logically, the tax dollars of hard-working Americans should be reserved for truly needy Americans or perhaps third world countries like Ethiopia, Angola, and so on and not a so-called successful nation like Israel is (as Israel-Firsters constantly claim Israel is!!!!). 
    Ohhhh well, I guess Israel-Fisrters from AIPAC have so well corrupted America's body politic that Americans have only started to notice how Israel-Firster politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties have betrayed America and its values to such an extent that their tongues have turned blue like IsraeHell’s flag….it looks like these politicians’ actual allegiance is to Israel and not to America!!!

    August 19, 2012 at 1:47 am | Reply
    • Ranger830

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      August 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  86. Michelle Smith

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    August 15, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Reply
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    August 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Reply
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  89. Larry

    As rude and abrasive as this interviewer was to a visiting President of one of the US's best and reliable allies, Peres was equally calm, confident, and told the truth exactly the way it is. The interviewer tried to badger the President, and every time she did, he took the high road and would not give her the tongue lashing he is perfectly capable of delivering. Bottom line, President Peres came across as the statesman he is, and she–well lose the interviewer CNN. She came across looking like a 5 year old sulking because she couldn't upset daddy.

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    • AngryJew

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      August 13, 2012 at 2:00 am | Reply
  90. ProudAmerican

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    August 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
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      The rightful owners are the Jews. The first and second temple remains and artifacts proves the history of Israel, dating back to biblical times. The Jews have lived in what is now Israel for thousands of years before Islam was born. And you want to tell me about rights. Try on an education first.

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        October 24, 2012 at 10:20 pm |
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    • I Paid Attention....

      I do belive histroy has always show that RIGHTFUL owner of land is the one who can DEFEND it from others.... or should we give back ALL of the US back to, let me see now... France, England, Russia, and Mexico, and to Native Americans and Hawaiians.. (oOo, feel that burn the back of your mind..)

      August 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
    • What

      And who would those "rightful" owners be? The Brits or the Turks? There is no valid Arab claim on the territory of any kind.

      August 14, 2012 at 8:45 am | Reply
  91. robhartman60


    August 9, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • AngryJew

      If you don't like reading about Israeli crimes you can go to the New Age forum. You are wasting our time.

      August 10, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Reply
      • Larry

        And what "Israeli crimes" are you referring to? Please do tell me. I'd love to hear about them. Then I'll really enjoy debunking any imagined crimes you will try to invent. Talk about wasting people's time–perhaps you should take your own advice. Or do a lot of research, learn the truth then come back and tell us what crimes Israel has been or is committing. I can't wait. Smart minnows don't swim with the sharks.

        August 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
      • Tom

        The Jews have been in Israel and Jerusalem for over 3,000 yrs! Fact.. 1,000 yrs before Jesus Christ, King David and the Jews controlled and lived in Jerusalem and Israel. FACT: Islam was formed 622 years AFTER the death of Jesus Christ! Islam started in Saudia Arabia and Mohammed attached the Jews and Christians because they refused to believe he was a new prophet or had a new message from the God of the Jews and Christians. The Palestians are Arabs of Jordan, Egypt, Syria and Lebannon who fougth against the Jews and lost. These same nations refused to take them in so Arafat and his terrorist attacked Jordan, King Hussein defeated them and kicked them out of Jordan. They tried taking over Lebannon and were defeated, then the Arab leaders allowed them to try and take over Israel and they lost again. This liberal lie about the PLO "owning" or reclaiming their land is a lie! Their has neve been a Palestian people or nation in the history of man. The word Palestine cam from the Romans who conquered Israel in 70 AD! The changed the name from Israel to "Palestine" in order to stamp out the Jews. This is fact.. please do not believe the media.. READ!!!

        August 16, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  92. patrick b

    israel ought to be sympathetic, why not allow in refugees from syria,they want to carry on hatrade for centuries and centuries.

    August 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Reply

    Lets allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, and wait until they use it on
    an european or american city. By then it will be too late.

    Muslims hate the west, historically because of the crusades. Iran has a plan to islamize
    france and even the U.S.





    August 2, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Reply
    • mickey1313

      Zionist propiganda. 1st, chernobal didnt cause the colapse of the USSR, america outspending them in the cold war caused that. 2nd, Iran does not have ICBM tech. THEY CANNOT HIT AMERICA. This is nothing more then zionist propaganda to get america to spend more of our hard earned tax dollars to defend this theocracy. It is disgusting.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:34 am | Reply
      • Larry

        Oh really? Iran doesn't threaten the US with a nuke?

        Here's a scenario for you that has been making the news rounds in the last year. Ever hear of an EMP? (Electromagnetic Pulse) If Iran were to borrow an old cargo rust-bucket, equip it to carry and fire two missiles, sail it into the Gulf of Mexico, and fire off a single missile over the midsection of the US–the EMP would destroy everything that runs on electricity for hundreds of miles and all direction of the explosion.

        Car computer chips, all computers and smart phones, nothing electronic will work. Not even our military, which runs on electricity. One result of such an attack which is well withing Iran's means (yes, they do have ballistic missiles, just tested the newest ones a couple of days ago–all nuclear capable) would be, at the very least, the near total destruction of the infrastructure of the US, and pretty much sending us back to the stone-age.

        I don't want that, do you?

        August 11, 2012 at 12:01 am |
  94. Scott R

    "He argued, however, that if Israeli intelligence services been at Munich, they would probably have been able to prevent the attack." Why is it that I feel like I could do a way better job than 80% of CNN's editors? I mean how does nobody notice this when they're reading this over. Also, "He argued, however, that if Israeli intelligence services been at Munich, they would probably have been able to prevent the attack" is repeated. When the people in charge of the news can't even write right, it is a sad day.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
    • ProudAmerican

      If you support Israel over America you are a traitor. Israel is the enemy of America.

      August 2, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
      • JohnnyRebel

        I agree with you completely. Israel is the biggest rogue terrorist state on the planet earth. They are responsible for more assassinations and terror plots than all other countries in the world combined. International law and civility mean nothing to modern day Israel. The Lavon Affair and the USS Liberty incident prove that Israel is the real enemy of the American public, not Iran. The biggest threat to world peace is the Terrorist State of Israel. Why doesn't the USA sanction Israel for having nukes and refusing to sign the Non-proliferation Agreement????

        October 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
    • Don

      Fairly messed up sentence with only conjecture. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Reply
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