All options including military action open on Iran: Israel

(From left) Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit at a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Feb 22, 2015. Steinitz said on Thursday, April 2, that all opt
(From left) Israel's Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mandelblit at a weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on Feb 22, 2015. Steinitz said on Thursday, April 2, that all options including military action were on the table in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said Thursday that all options including military action were on the table in the face of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran.

Speaking to public radio as crunch talks on Iran's nuclear programme continued in Switzerland, Steinitz said Israel would seek to counter any threat through diplomacy and intelligence but "if we have no choice we have no choice... the military option is on the table."