AND most importantly, you hang your hat on “Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak acknowledged that Iran neither has nuclear weapons nor is trying to make them.”
YET no where in your PBS link does Ehud Barak actually say ANYTHING like that. In fact he does exactly the opposite. Clearly saying that Iran is trying to do enough work to try and make nuclear weapons before the world can realize it. Hoping to get past the line (into “the zone of immunity, beyond which Israel might not be technically capable of launching a surgical operation”).
So please stop putting words into Ehud Baraks mouth.