If Iran gets nuclear weapons, so will Turkey: Israeli Defense Minister
Israel's Defence Minister Ehud Barak attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem October 14, 2012. Israel's cabinet announced on Sunday a January 22 date for a national election, a ballot that opinion polls predict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will win. REUTERS/Jim Hollander/PoolIf Iran starts to build nuclear weapons Turkey would soon follow, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said during an interview with UK's Telegraph.
"Saudi Arabia will turn nuclear within weeks – according to them. Turkey will turn nuclear in several years," Barak was quoted as saying.
Egypt will follow as well, causing a "nightmare" as "nuclear material ends up in [the] hands of terrorist groups," according to Barak.
Barak also said Israel had the right to act alone in any intervention in Iraq, even though America and Europe agreed sided with Israel on the nuclear capabilities of Iran.
"We all agree that the Iranians are determined to turn into a military nuclear power and we all share the declaration that we are determined to prevent Iran from turning nuclear and all options are on the table,” Barak told Telegraph.