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Israel primed to attack a nuclear Iran

Israel primed to attack a nuclear Iran --US embassy cables show security service has told Washington 'all options' are on table if Iranian bomb looks inevitable 28 Nov 2010 Israel regarded 2010 as a "critical year" for tackling Iran's alleged quest for nuclear weapons and has warned the United States that time is running out to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. Ehud Barak, Israel's defence minister, told American congressmen in June 2009 there was a window of "between six and 18 months from now in which stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons might still be viable". After that, Barak said - in a striking admission recorded in a confidential state department document - "any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage".