It's a typical Netanyahu M.O. to first avail himself of whatever help he can enlist to do his bidding and then to disavow any connection with the cause and/or the person(s) who assisted him when it becomes a political liability for him. Peres did what he could to keep negotiations alive between the Palestinians and Israel, but his official position did not leave him much room to maneuver. How very different the world would look had Shimon Peres been Prime Minister again!
U.S. defense chief tells Congress: Military options remain against Iran (DPA)