Peres: Iran Is the Greatest Danger to World Peace

The president, in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, calls to label Hezbollah a terror organization.

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President Shimon Peres on Tuesday called the present Iranian regime "the greatest danger to peace in the world."

In a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, Peres also called the Lebanese group Hezbollah a terrorist organization.

But his most scathing criticism was reserved for Iran. "Nobody threatens Iran," he said. "Iran threatens others."

He said the Iranian regime threatens Israel's existence, smuggles arms into other countries to destabilize them and denies the Holocaust while calling for another one.

Peres appealed to the parliamentarians to label Hezbollah a terrorist organization. "Your voice is highly respected," he said. "We appeal to you - call terror terror."

Bulgarian authorities have said Hezbollah members were responsible for a terrorist attack that killed five Israeli tourists and one Bulgarian.

Israel's President Shimon Peres (L) holds a joint news conference with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the EC headquarters in Brussels March 7, 2013.Credit: Reuters

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