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Dempsey: US feels no pressure from Israel to back strike

Posted By admin On August 20, 2012 @ 3:00 am In World News | Comments Disabled

AFP [1]
Aug 20, 2012

The United States and Israel have different interpretations of the same intelligence reports on Iran’s nuclear program, the US military’s top general said.

General Martin Dempsey, at the start of a trip to Afghanistan and Iraq, said late Sunday that Israel viewed the threat posed by Tehran’s atomic ambitions with more urgency, as a nuclear-armed Iran could endanger Israel’s very existence.

Dempsey, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he conferred with his Israeli counterpart Benny Gantz on a regular, “bi-weekly” basis.

“We compare intelligence, we discuss regional implications. And we’ve admitted to each other that our clocks are turning at different rates,” he said.

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[1] AFP: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4270523,00.html

[2] Dempsey in Israel, Jordan, to tie last ends before Obama decides finally on US military action in Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dempsey-in-israel-jordan-to-tie-last-ends-before-obama-decides-finally-on-us-military-action-in-syria.html

[3] Dempsey visit will not alter Israel’s refusal to notify US of an Iran strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dempsey-visit-will-not-alter-israels-refusal-to-notify-us-of-an-iran-strike.html

[4] U.S. army chief heads to Israel as fears over attack on Iran mount: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-army-chief-heads-to-israel-as-fears-over-attack-on-iran-mount.html

[5] Top U.S. General: We have many joint interests with Israel in Middle East: http://www.prisonplanet.com/top-u-s-general-we-have-many-joint-interests-with-israel-in-middle-east.html

[6] U.S. Chief of Staff: U.S. and Israel have shared understanding of Mideast security: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-chief-of-staff-u-s-and-israel-have-shared-understanding-of-mideast-security.html

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