AFP reports: Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon issued a veiled threat against Iranian nuclear experts saying the Jewish state had a right to defend itself and that he was not “responsible for their lives”.
In an interview to German weekly Der Spiegel due to appear on Saturday, Yaalon said: “Iran’s nuclear ambitions must be stopped in one way or another.
“We would like this to be done through accords or sanctions,” he said. “But finally, Israel must be in a position to defend itself.”
Asked specifically about targeting Iranian experts or staging acts of sabotage, he said: “I am not responsible for the lives of the Iranian scientists.”
Several Iranian experts have been assassinated and there has been a hacking attack, both blamed by Tehran on Israel and the United States. [Continue reading…]