Israel's Barak says army blocked three Iran attack plans

An Israeli mobile artillery drives during a military exercise in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on September 19, 2012, amid tensions over Iran's nuclear driveIsrael’s former defence minister Ehud Barak has said in an interview that three Iran attack plans backed by both himself and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were blocked by the military. Barak, defence minister from 2009 to 2013 told the privately run television station Channel 2 overnight Friday that the plans were drawn up between 2009 and 2010. Ashkenazi’s successor Benny Gantz told the country’s political leadership that “the possibilities (for an attack on Iran) exist, but you know its limitations and risks”, Barak said.

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