Barak: Comment about Iran nuclear weapon was hypothetical

By JPOST.COM STAFF
November 17, 2011 08:49

 
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Defense Minister Ehud Barak denied Thursday morning to Army Radio claims that he said "If I were Iranian, I would also want a nuclear weapon," in an interview with US television network PBS aired Wednesday. 

Barak explained that the sentence, which caused a media stir overnight, was hypothetical only. 

"I explained that I do not delude myself that the Iranian nuclear program is designed only to attack Israel, as part of our global struggle to mobilize the world to impose harsh sanctions in order to stop Iran," Barak said, explaining his interview with Charlie Rose.

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