Nuclear Abolition News | IPS
Analysis by PIERRE KLOCHENDLER
JERUSALEM (IPS) - Will Israel attack Iran’s nuclear facilities this spring? That is a question dominating the international agenda. Meanwhile, the grand project of a nuclear weapon-free Middle East is relegated to the utopian "day after" a solution is found to the Islamic republic’s atomic programme.
Strangely enough, Israeli public opinion has no clear opinion on the subject, and relies on ‘those who know best’. ‘Those who know best’, like Defence Minister Ehud Barak, say: "Should sanctions fail to stop Iran's nuclear programme, there’ll be a need to consider taking action." "Whoever says 'later', could find that it’s too late," he told an international conference in Herzliya, Israel, on Feb 2. [P] JAPANESE TEXT VERSION