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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/Pool

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/Pool

If 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.

October/31/2012

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A Shmolik

11/1/2012 1:37:44 PM

Rapaport your reply to Roger 1)Not signing any Nuclear agreements...does'tentitle you to threaten with it at will 3) Israel is Secular State, not for long, it's on the way to become Jewish State of Israel 4)Israel does't threaten...oF course not, it just invades and annexes them, like Golan heights, Peace Treaty with Egypt was bought & paid for you by USA!!! Mara's and mine Tax Dollars! Uhh! 5)Muslim Lesders in Israel, the say what you want to hear, otherwise they will be gone, leaders no more!

sfouad sfouad

11/1/2012 11:57:53 AM

If Israel has nuclear weopon and could threaten all the region .....why not iran and other countries have the weapon to make balance in the region....the west should stop before threatining Iran they should turn to israel and its dangerous on the region.

Truth Teller

11/1/2012 7:16:04 AM

Dear Turk Uzan. Evry Turk should ask himself, is it good for Turkey that Iran will have Atom Bomb. This is the basic question.

A Shmolik

11/1/2012 6:41:52 AM

@Rapaport, yor entry time stamped 10.09 PM Tells me you don't have any concept of Stratigic/Military History of the Region. Iran won'tattack Egypt, the Canal is life line of the Wrld, England France & Israel tried in 1956, were told by US TO "stop and get out" they did, Iran is a fast learner. As for the rest of Arab States, it will be a "Walk thru" Only country in region is concerned withis Turkey, the 1634 Peace treaty imposed on Safavid Iran by Turkey, is still in force today and Turkey

A Shmolik

11/1/2012 6:34:21 AM

@Rapaport-and garner USA and mainly Russian displeasure. Just consider Syria, that Russia considers her zone of Influence, West despite all of its complaints, stopped dead in its track, so will be the case if Israel attempts to Attack Iran. Russia is well aware of Juwish Suffering during WW2, but Russia lost 39 million of it own People! Russia in those times desperatelly attempted to evacuate all those civilians that wanted to go, in front of advancing implacable enemy & has regret but no guilt

T.C

11/1/2012 12:05:41 AM

@A.R Iran doesn't repeatedly call for Israel's destruction. This is a deliberate misinterpretation by the west! They are saying the current regime in Israel must go and a new one established. Israel threaten anyone around them, especially Iran. The government is basically committing genocide against the Palestinians. Yet like most cases, this is not the peoples fault but the Zionist regimes. Also, the Torah forbids an establishment of a state and army until their god redeems them, don't it?

Aryeh Rapaport

10/31/2012 10:09:06 PM

Shmolik, Yes! Did you hear Saudi Arabia, Egyptian leadership? They "dont want" "fear" Iran, Shia, with a Bomb. SA is clear counter balance to Iran this is no secret to me or Iran. Iran is responsible for many Sunni deaths in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon even Egypt. It should be no surprise to you that Sunnis would be afraid of Shia Nuclear capability !

Aryeh Rapaport

10/31/2012 9:42:18 PM

Roger, 1)Israel didnt sign any Nuclear agreements- Iran did & is breaking them. 2)Proof of Israeli nucs? I dont know, never seen proof or evidence. 3)Israeli government is NOT religious fanatic - but SECULAR - while Irans regime is RELIGIOUS FANATIC! 4) Israel doesnt threaten her neighbors (did peace with Jordan, Egypt) with destruction, elimination while Iran openly calls for elimination of Israel. 5)Muslims leaders dont want Jihadis to have Nuclear weapons because they know their also at risk

constantinos kio

10/31/2012 8:10:35 PM

thats great news . and those will use it against Russia from sure . god bless war

Turk Uzan

10/31/2012 7:22:56 PM

@ Truth Teller, is that a joke, how about Israeli's and Pakistani's!? What I find funny is the fact that the man believes that Turkey would need several years to produce one. HAHA, typical Israeli, when ever I hear an Israeli speak about Turkey I hear them trying to downplay Turkey. Hahah Saudi's in a week and Turkey in years. This is said on purpose I like you're optimism MR Barak.. but honestly, I only worry about two countries having nukes in the Middle east. Iran and already NUCLEAR Israel
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