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The Other Norouz Message

Israeli President Shimon Peres
Israel's president, Shimon Peres, like Obama, also spoke to the people of Iran on Norouz.

He took a slightly different tack, though:

Children can't be fed enriched uranium for breakfast, they need a real breakfast, and you can't invest the money in enriched uranium while telling the kids to stay a little hungry and a little ignorant.

The leaders should let people live, let women breath, let the economy grow, and stop spending their days dealing with bombs and uranium - is this in the name of God? Is this what Allah asked of them?" Peres wondered.

-- Luke Allnutt

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