When U.S. President Barack Obama dispatches his negotiators to Baghdad next week to join talks with Iran over the future of its nuclear program, he’ll be most concerned about the reaction of one man: Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak conflicted with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ’s public testimony on a Gaza flotilla raid, telling an investigating panel that Cabinet ministers discussed possible scenarios for violence.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak split from his Labor Party today, choosing to remain within Benjamin Netanyahu ’s government following disagreements within his faction over the stalled peace process.
Iran’s determination to build nuclear weapons will result in nations such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey seeking nuclear arms, starting a “countdown” to terrorists getting nuclear materials, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak called for “tight, ratcheted-up” sanctions against Iran to force the country to curb its nuclear ambitions, and said the political process had further to go before a military strike.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his Israeli counterpart, Ehud Barak, said rockets and missiles that Syria provides the Hezbollah militia in Lebanon pose a threat to stability in Lebanon and the region.