August 23, 2012
Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk said that the United States “was convinced that Israel would attack” Iran’s nuclear program during the spring months earlier this year, speaking in an interview with Army Radio on Thursday.
After no Israeli strike took place, Indyk said that the US officials felt as though they had been duped by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s ruse.
The former ambassador added that there is a sense within the US government that Washington is once again being misled by Israeli declarations and leaks.
Indyk’s comments come amid public discussions of the gaps between Washington and Jerusalem’s perspective on the Iranian nuclear program.
This article was posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:10 am