Thursday, December 1, 2011
Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday ruled out a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities “for the moment,” in remarks to public radio, but said that the Jewish state would keep all options open.
“We have no intention of acting for the moment… We should not engage in war when it is not necessary, but there may come a time or another when we are forced to face tests,” Barak said.
“Our position has not changed on three points: a nuclear Iran is unacceptable, we are determined to stop that, and all options are on the table,” he added.
Israel and much of the international community fears that Iran’s nuclear programme masks a drive for a weapons capability. Tehran denies any such ambition and says the programme is for peaceful civilian energy and medical purposes only.
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