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British feared Israel would nuke Arabs: archives

Posted By admin On December 31, 2010 @ 3:43 am In World News | Comments Disabled

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Friday, December 31, 2010

LONDON — British diplomats feared Israel would use nuclear weapons in the event of another war with its Arab neighbors, secret files have shown.

In 1980, British officials were concerned that Israel could be heading for a new conflict, despite signing a peace treaty with Egypt the year before, according to official papers released from the National Archives after being kept secret for 30 years.

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“The situation in the region is deteriorating and with it Israel’s dangerous mood of isolation and defiance will grow,” warned a cable from the British embassy in Tel Aviv, dated May 4.

“If they (Israel) are to be destroyed they will go down fighting this time. They will be ready to use their atomic weapon. Because they cannot sustain a long war, they would have to use it early.”

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