Barak: Several attacks against Israeli targets abroad thwarted (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By AARON KALMAN 03/19/12)
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Defense minister says Israel-US cooperation very good, world knows
Iran needs to be stopped
Several attacks against Israeli targets abroad were foiled recently,
Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Monday morning. He was speaking,
with bitter coincidence, as a shooting attack in Toulouse, France,
left a rabbi, his two children and another child dead outside a
Barak added that strategic cooperation with the US was close to an
all-time high and the global community was ready to stop Iran.
Speaking at the Knessetís Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee,
Barak said Hezbollah has been trying to carry out attacks against
various Israeli targets and that the attempts have been blocked.
Attacks against Israeli targets in Georgia and Thailand were thwarted
in February, while an explosion in India injured an Israeli diplomat.
Barak added that security and strategic cooperation with Washington
were at a high level, allowing Israel greater latitude to maneuver in
the global arena.
Asked about Iran, Barak said the global community knew Tehran was
seeking a nuclear capability. He added that leaders all over the
world saw the need to stop Iran from obtaining such arms before it
was too late. (© 2012 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL 03/19/12)
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