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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will bring disaster upon his people, Israel’s defense minister said. Shaul Mofaz’s remarks, in an address to the Herzliya strategy conference Saturday, added fuel to speculation that Israel could take military action to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, especially in light of Ahmadinejad’s recent statements questioning the Holocaust and calling for the Jewish state to be “wiped off the map.”

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