Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Friday issued a thinly veiled call for the United States not to rule out the possibility of a military strike against Iran because of its nuclear ambitions.
“We don’t rule out any option. We recommend others don’t rule out any option either,” Barak told journalists after talks with visiting US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
“We are convinced that Iran continues to try to obtain a nuclear weapon and continues to cheat everybody by holding negotiations on the control of such weapons,” Barak said.
Tehran denies it wants nuclear weapons, and says its atomic project is puirely peaceful.
Above: A pilot boards an F-16. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov