Israel preparing to thwart the threat of a nuclear Iran

Israel will not accept a &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/366/16614_israel.html' target=_blank>nuclear Iran under any circumstance and is preparing for the possibility that diplomacy will fail to halt Tehran's nuclear aspirations, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said Saturday.

Mofaz, speaking at a high-profile academic conference, stopped short of saying Israel would take military action to thwart Iran's nuclear program, but said "Israel will not be able to accept in any way an Iranian nuclear capability and it must have the capability to defend itself ... and this we are preparing."