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Peres Seeks to Halt Iranian Nuclear Program

Eric Westervelt writes in NPR:

In a Monday interview with NPR, Israel’s new president, Shimon Peres, calls for a united international front to stop Iran’s nuclear program, saying Iran’s president “worships” a nuclear bomb more than he worships God.

Peres has held nearly every senior post in Israel’s government. At 83, he now has a new job: Peres is re-defining the parameters of the presidency, a traditionally ceremonial post.

Many Israelis believe the country’s most respected statesman will restore honor to the office. His predecessor, Moshe Katsav, left in disgrace in a sexual-harassment scandal.

Peres said over the years he has learned that inspiration is more important than governance. He called the Israeli presidency’s lack of direct power “an overwhelming strength.”

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