Israeli strike on Iran would be 'disastrous,' Turkey's Erdoğan says
AA photoThe outcomes of an Israeli air strike on Iran's nuclear facilities would be "disastrous," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said.
Erdoğan talked to journalists on board an airplane on his way from a meeting with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Hürriyet reported today.
"The entire region would be devastated if Israel strikes Iran," Erdoğan said and added that he shared his views with U.S. President Barack Obama.
A regional conflict triggered by a possible Israeli strike "would not end up like the war between U.S. and Iraq. Israel should not attack Iran," Erdoğan said and added that Israel was taking part in "disaster-mongering" with its constant threats of a possible strike on Iran.
"Israel has between 250 to 300 nuclear warheads. Nobody is discussing that," Erdoğan told journalists.
"Iran says they would not produce nuclear weapons. They are saying that they would produce a specific amount of enriched uranium rods and stop after that," Erdoğan added.