Thursday, January 24, 2019
News
  News Updated on Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:24:17 AM
India Asia World Sports Business Sci-Tec Health Entertainment Bollywood Video Press Releases Features City News
 
NEWS HOME
WORLD

Pakistan biggest threat to Israel: Israeli FM
Tel Aviv | April 23, 2009 11:45:37 AM IST
 
   COMMENTS   Print this Page   PRINT   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend  
   
 


 

Israel considers Pakistan as its biggest strategic threat rather than Iran.

Expressing concern over the increasing Taliban threat in Pakistan, Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq were the three countries from which Israel faces an immediate threat.

"Pakistan is nuclear and unstable and Afghanistan is faced with a potential Taliban takeover, and the combination forms a contiguous area of radicalism ruled in the spirit of Osama bin Laden," The Daily Times quoted Lieberman, as saying.

Raising doubts over the US peace initiatives for the Middle-East, Lieberman said America too is skeptical about its move.

"Believe me, America accepts all our decisions," Lieberman added.

Hinting at an improved relationship between Israel and Russia in the near future, he said Moscow could play a more decisive role in the region.

"Russia has a special influence in the Muslim world, and I consider it a strategic partner that should play a key role in the Middle East.I have argued for some time that Israel has insufficient appreciation for the 'Kremlin factor'. I intend to mend this gap," Lieberman said.

Earlier, Lieberman had ruled out an Arab peace initiative terming it a 'dangerous proposal' which was bound to result in destruction of the country.

About the idea of a two-state solution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, he said it lacked substance. (ANI)

 

Watch News Videos

 

 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Mallikarjun Kharge to lead Maharashtra C...
PESO official caught by CBI for taking b...
Nitin Gadkari attacks Congress for faili...
Snatch voting rights, govt jobs of peopl...
Congress to go alone in Andhra Pradesh...
Assault case filed against Karnataka Con...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
'Code Blue' in Berlin Film Festival... 
Indian Diplomat launches bilingual ... 
Mallikarjun Kharge to lead Maharash... 
Venezuela: Trump recognises Juan Gu... 
Nitin Gadkari attacks Congress for ... 
Snatch voting rights, govt jobs of ... 
Trump says to deliver state of unio... 
Tata Motors launches SUV 'Harrier'...