Japanese PM warns Barak against attacking Iran

Yoshihiko Noda tells defense minister that military action would be dangerous and could escalate standoff between Iran, West.

By
February 15, 2012 20:51
Barak meets Japanese PM Noda

Barak and Noda 390. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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 experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • 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

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda warned Defense Minister Ehud Barak against attacking Iran in a meeting held in Tokyo Wednesday.

Barak visited Japan following a week-long tour of Asia, including stops in Singapore and Thailand.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


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 premier.

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 Sunday.

Click here for full Jpost coverage of the Iranian threat

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
August 31, 2014
Prime minister to Channel 1: I’ll be running again in next election

By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN