November 8, 2011

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak denied recent media reports saying Israel had decided to strike Iranian nuclear sites but said “all options remain open.”

“Israel has not yet decided to embark on any operation,” Barak told Israel Radio Tuesday. At the same time Israel must prepare for “uncomfortable situations,” is responsible for its own security and “all options remain open,” he said.

“We know more than The Washington Post knows and we know more than the IAEA does,” Barak said referring to the upcoming International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, details of which were leaked to international newspapers including The Washington Post.

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