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Ehud Barak: US, Israel Disagree on Timetable for Nuclear Iran

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

Israel National News – Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Israel and the US disagree on what would be a realistic timetable for stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Barak reiterated Israel’s concerns that Iran is trying to render nuclear program immune from attack before taking a decision on assembling atomic bombs.

Israel “cannot afford to wait” in such a situation, Barak told Israel Radio, adding in an interview Thursday, “Israel feels directly threatened by a nuclear Iran.” However, Barak added, “several more months” can be given to allow sanctions and negotiations to run their course.

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