Ehud Barak: Middle East is 'tough neighbourhood'


Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak has described the Middle East as a "tough neighbourhood" when describing the risks of a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear programme.

Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show the former Israeli Prime Minister said "Israel is the strongest country for the thousand miles around Jerusalem, we plan to remain the strongest country around."

"But we are at the same time peaceful, we are ready to make peace at any moment with any one of our neighbours."

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