Middle East

Israel's defense minister: Weigh unilateral action

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak. (AFP/JACK GUEZ)

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israel's defense minister says Israel should consider unilateral action if it can't reach a peace deal with the Palestinians.

Peace talks stalled more than three years ago, and Defense Minister Ehud Barak warned on Wednesday that time was running out to reach an accord.

He says if a deal "proves to be impossible, we have to consider a provisional arrangement or even unilateral action."

Barak did not elaborate on what he meant by unilateral action and a spokesman had no further comment.





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