Sunday, November 13, 2011

Israel refuses to tell US its Iran intentions

Israel has refused to reassure President Barack Obama that it would warn him in advance of any pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear capabilities, raising fears that it may be planning a go-it-alone attack as early as next summer.

Israel is tight-lipped with US over Iran intentions
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Israeli jets could target sites such as the nuclear power plant at Bushehr, right  Photo: GARY DAWSON/AP
 
Adrian Blomfield
By , in Jerusalem, The Telegraph, Nov 12, 2011

 The US leader was rebuffed last month when he demanded private guarantees that no strike would go ahead without White House notification, suggesting Israel no longer plans to “seek Washington’s permission”, sources said. The disclosure, made by insiders briefed on a top-secret meeting between America’s most senior defence chief and Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s hawkish prime minister, comes amid concerns that Iran’s continuing progress towards nuclear weapons capability means the Jewish state has all but lost hope for a diplomatic solution.
 
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