Barak: Iran will use nukes to intimidate, not to strike

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 26, 2010 20:38

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

WASHINGTON — Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday said that a nuclear-armed Iran would be unlikely to strike Israel but would use its atomic arsenal to intimidate adversaries across the Middle East.

Barak said the Iranians have what he called a sophisticated decision-making process and fully understand that their own country would face retaliation if they used a nuclear weapon against Israel.

The defense minister was in Washington for a series of meetings with top Obama administration officials amid an intensified US effort to exert pressure on Iran after a year of failed efforts to engage Teheran in nuclear negotiations.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Trump says US-Russia ties have "never been worse"

By REUTERS