Israel’s Defense Minister: Israel was considering carrying out air strikes on Iran 

Israel’s Defense Minister: Israel was considering carrying out air strikes on Iran 
# 08 August 2015 09:45 (UTC +04:00)

“Ultimately it is very clear, one way or another, Iran’s military nuclear program must be stopped,” Ya’alon said, according to a retranslation from an interview published in the German daily. “We will act in any way and are not willing to tolerate a nuclear-armed Iran. We prefer that this be done by means of sanctions, but in the end, Israel should be able to defend itself,” the defense minister said.

He added that he was “not responsible for the lives of Iranian scientists,” according to Der Spiegel, which will publish the full interview on Saturday.

Ya’alon further stated that Israel was considering carrying out airstrikes on Iranian military facilities, the German paper reported.

Five Iranian nuclear scientists were killed in the last decade, most of them by bombs placed on their cars, according to foreign media reports.

Israel was blamed by Iran to be behind the assassinations, but never admitted any involvement.

On July 14, Iran and the United States, along with Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, recently struck a deal meant to ensure Iran’s nuclear program could not produce a bomb by curbing enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.

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