Barak and Noda 390.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned Defense Minister Ehud Barak
against attacking Iran in a meeting held in Tokyo Wednesday.
visited Japan following a week-long tour of Asia, including stops in Singapore
During the meeting, Noda told Barak that military action
would be dangerous and could escalate the stand-off between Iran and the West, a
Japanese news agency reported.
While Barak’s office issued a statement
about the meeting, it omitted the warning he received from the Japanese
Barak asked Noda to step up Japan’s efforts to reduce oil
imports from Iran.
“Iran ordered the execution over the past few days of
a series of terrorist attacks that again demonstrate the danger this regime
poses to global stability,” Barak said.
Barak will remain in Japan until