Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Wednesday stressed that it is not only Israel that will be threatened by Iranian nuclear weapons, noting the possibility of a nuclear attack even on US soil.
Speaking at a national security conference at Tel Aviv University, Barak said that while Iran may not have ballistic missiles capable of reaching America, it could put a bomb on a ship and sail it into a major American port.
"If it built even a primitive nuclear weapon like the type that destroyed Hiroshima, Iran would not hesitate to load it on a ship, arm it with a detonator operated by GPS and sail it into a vital port on the east coast of North America."
Barak went on to say Israel would support US dialogue with Iran, provided there was a firm purpose and dedication to achieve that purpose, but urged the incoming US administration to keep the military option on the table, just in case.
Want more news from Israel?
Click Here to sign up for our FREE daily email updates