Barak tells Mubarak: No intention to attack Lebanon
Wednesday's visit of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to Egypt came following a request from Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who wanted to question Israel's intentions toward Lebanon, and the probability of attacking it, the Israeli daily Yediot Ahraonot reported on Thursday. The meeting with Barak came one day ahead of Mubarak's meeting with eLebanon's prime minister, Saad Hariri.
"Barak reassured Mubarak that his country does not intend to wage an attack against Lebanon or Syria," added the Israeli daily. "Barak's answer alleviated the worrisome of Mubarak, and the Israeli defense minister expressed his hope that the Israeli message would be passed on to both Hariri and Syrian President Bashar Assad," the report added.