Moussa warns US on
AlJazeera, January 25 - Amr Moussa, the Arab League secretary-general, has said a
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday, Moussa said: "It's a 50/50 proposition, and we hope that it won't happen. Attacking
In his state of the union address, George Bush, the
Bush called them just as dangerous to the
has said that it favours diplomacy to resolve the standoff, but has not ruled out military action. United States
Asked about Moussa's comments, Sean McCormack, the
USstate department spokesman, reiterated that all options remained on the table but he said the United Stateswas working in a "co-operative fashion" with its allies in the Gulf over . Iran
"The president has always said 'You never take any option off the table', but I think we're being quite transparent in the ways that we're seeking to deal with the various threats posed by Iran, really to the region," McCormack said.
Moussa did not say how he assessed the likelihood of a
On Wednesday, Ehud Olmert, the Israeli prime minister, told a security conference that the international community had no choice but to act forcefully against
"When the leader of a country announces, officially and publicly, his country's intention to wipe off the map another country, and creates those tools which will allow them to realise their stated threat, no nation has the right to even to weigh its position. It is the obligation of every country to act against this with all its might," Olmert said.
"As serious as the Iranian threat is, the threat of nuclear attack on
Israeli authorities have been vague about whether they'd be willing to carry out military strikes against
Asked about Bush's remark on Shia fighters, Moussa said: "I would agree that any kind of extremism, in thoughts or in policies or harsh conservatives, any kind are very dangerous."
But he stopped short of blaming
Moussa said the
He said that he supported proposals for talks with
"If there were to be a war, other genies will get out of the bottle," he said. "You cannot imagine the impact on the Gulf countries, on the