"Asked at the Manama Dialogue conference whether he thought Israel's nuclear program posed a threat to the region, Gates replied: "No, I do not." The statement was greeted by laughter from a room filled with government officials from Middle Eastern countries." Gates, by the way, is the man who confirmed Olmert's admission that Israel possessed nuclear weapons.
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from the article: Gates: Israel doesn't pose nuclear threat like Iran