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Israeli Defense Chief: Iran Sanctions Not Enough

Sunday, 25 Jul 2010 11:34 PM

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak says sanctions are not a long-term solution to halting Iran's uranium enrichment program, hinting at a possible military strike.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Barak said the United States and Israel agree that Iran is trying to create nuclear weapons, although Iran claims its intentions are peaceful.

"There are differences [between the United States and Israel] about what could be done about it, how it should be done, and what [is] the timeframe within which certain steps could be taken," Barak told the Post.

"It's still time for sanctions," he said, adding that "probably, at a certain point, we should realize that sanctions cannot work."

Barak's comments are in line with remarks made Sunday by former CIA Director Michael Hayden.

Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Hayden said a military strike against Iran "seems inexorable" because Iran continues to push forward with its nuclear program.

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