Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Sharon Promises Not To Attack Iran On Saturday

Friday nights also "out of question," says PM

Jerusalem--flying in the face of a preponderance of satellite imagery showing a growing nuclear capability, Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, promised that a Saturday attack "would not happen under his watch."

"I give my solemn vow, that all Iranians can rest on Saturdays, as the nation of Israel will not not engage in active, military maneuvers within that full, 24-hour period.

Sharon also ruled the possibility of a Friday night attack.

"We would prefer, should a Friday attack ever actually be on the table, to have concluded all tactical goals prior to that sunset," he said.

Officials in Tehran said they were "relieved" to hear that the Israelis would put some smiting time into neutral, and that they have "isolated a relatively small bubble of time in which they are predictably holed up with their families inside tactical targets."

The officals also said that settlements in both the West Bank and the Golan heights would "understand our appreciation."

Sharon did not indicate any kind of militarily-oriented moratorium on maneuvers for the Sunday thru Thursday time slots.

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