President Shimon Peres , speaking at the Herzliya Conference today, said "the Iranian regime must not be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons. This is the most morally corrupt regime in the world." His comments came at the opening of the conference which was attended by the World Bank President Robert Zoellick, the Czech foreign minister and a former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreaou. Referring to Iran's nuclear program, the Israeli president called the issue "ours and the world's central problem at this time." In his conference opening address, the president also related to the Palestinains. He spoke of the necessity to restart peace negotiations. "The end of the dispute with the Palestinains was the only way to ensure Israel is not made into the scapegoat of a rapidly changing Middle East, " he said.. He added that agreement on borders and security was holding up progress in the talks.