01/27/2013 12:44 am ET Updated Jan 27, 2013

Israeli Official Hints Pentagon Plans May Make Lone Strike On Iran Unnecessary

JERUSALEM — Israel’s departing defense minister, Ehud Barak, said that the Pentagon had prepared sophisticated blueprints for a surgical operation to set back Iran’s nuclear program should the United States decide to attack — a statement that was a possible indication that Israel might have shelved any plans for a unilateral strike, at least for now.

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