Canada’s decision to close its embassy in Tehran and give Iranian diplomats five days to leave Canada came amid press reports that Israeli officials could be backing away from Iranian airstrikes and will not attack Iran this year if President Barack Obama sets “red lines” for Iran’s nuclear program that would trigger a U.S. military response. There also have been recent reported statements by an unnamed source close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that an Israeli attack on Iran is becoming “less and less likely.” Meanwhile, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz today reported conflicting claims as to whether Israeli Defense Ehud Barack has changed his mind on a possible Israeli airstrike.
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