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        8/13/2012, Av 25, 5772

      Shalom: Iran May Not Even Respond to Israeli Attack


      Speaking Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said that if Israel did strike Iran's nuclear facilities, it was not at all clear that Iran would even respond. And, if Iran did respond, “Iran does not have an unlimited number of missiles,” Shalom said in an interview on Israel Radio. If, as expected, Lebanon, Syria, and Gaza begin firing missiles at Israel to support Iran, “Israel will be able to stop all activity in those countries, by striking at their infrastructure,” Shalom said.

      Shalom added that he hoped that such questions would never have to come up for consideration, and that the sanctions placed on Iran by Western countries would be sufficient. So far, however, he said that the sanctions have been half-hearted, and this have not worked properly.