Barak to Haaretz: Iran won’t drop nuclear bomb on Israel

05.05.2011                      01.Ijar, 5771                      Rosch Hodesch 2; Tag 16 des Omer


Barak to Haaretz: Iran won't drop nuclear bomb on Israel

Though the Iranian government seems to have largely eluded the wave of revolutions in the Arab world, the defense minister thinks it too could collapse.

If Iran succeeds in developing nuclear weapons, it is unlikely to bomb Israel, Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Haaretz in an Independence Day interview.
Barak said Israel should not spread public panic about the Iranian nuclear program − a position that seems to put him out of step with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who in recent years has repeatedly compared the Iranian push to develop a nuclear bomb to the Third Reich’s development of increasingly sophisticated weapons….