Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak on Monday threatened to launch attacks on the Lebanese government institutions, if Hizbullah fired rockets at Israeli cities. He also considered that the sanctions imposed on Iran would not stop its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Barak said in an interview published in Washington Post newspaper Monday on the eve of his arrival to Washington for talks with U.S. officials, "that if Hizbullah fires rockets on Tel Aviv we would not pursue every Hizbullah terrorist or all the rockets .. we shall hit targets belonged to the Lebanese state, not just Hizbullah."
On the conflict with the Palestinians, Barak said that Israel should present a peace plan which will include the borders of a Palestinian state and ensure a Jewish majority within Israel. This plan also should solve the Palestinian refugee problem and offer a reasonable solution for the future of Jerusalem.
And on the Iranian issue, Barak conveyed Israel and the United States share the same belief that Iran was aiming to gain nuclear weapons. However, he noted that there are differences how to deal with Tehran .