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        7/21/2007, Av 6, 5767

      Lieberman: National Unity Needed on Iran Threat

      Minister of Strategic Threats Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday night called for a government of national unity in order to deal with the threat facing Israel from Iran and Syria. Lieberman was reacting a report in the Arab press that Iran had promised to give Syria aid and money to develop a nuclear and advanced conventional weapons program in exchange for Damascus' promise not to engage in negotiations with Israel.

      “The Iranian threat, said the minister, remains outside of politics, and therefore I call on the prime minister and the head of the opposition to reconsider the option of [forming] a national emergency government,” Lieberman said in an interview.