Ehud Barak Warned of Personal Danger from Iran

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Ehud Barak
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, shown here at a press conference organized by the Israeli Labor party, in Tel Aviv last year. (Flash90)

Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak and other senior Israeli figures are under threat of harm from Iranian agents, according to media reports.

Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman held a meeting with Barak in the latter’s Tel Aviv residence last week to inform him of the danger.

Barak, who travels abroad frequently, does not go with a security detail, though the former IDF general has been noticed carrying a sidearm in recent days. On Monday night, when the story surfaced on Hadashot, Barak was seen wearing a gun in his belt, though it was not known if it was a direct result of the meeting with Argaman.

Neither Barak nor the Shin Bet responded to a request for comment.

As tensions with Iran have risen in recent months, security has reportedly been increased at Israeli and Jewish facilities in several countries, in the face of ongoing Iranian threats against Israel.