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‘Iran must steer clear of US interests in Gulf’

Posted By admin On September 3, 2012 @ 2:48 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Shimon Shiffer
YNet News [1]
Sept 3, 2012

The United States has indirectly informed Iran [2], via two European nations, that it would not back an Israeli strike against the country’s nuclear facilities [3], as long as Tehran refrains from attacking American interests in the Persian Gulf [4], Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday.

According to the report, Washington used covert back-channels in Europe to clarify that the US does not intend to back Israel [5] in a strike that may spark a regional conflict.

In return, Washington reportedly expects Iran to steer clear of strategic American assets in the Persian Gulf, such as military bases and aircraft carriers [6].

Israeli officials reported an unprecedented low in the two nations’ defense ties [7], which stems from the Obama administration’s desire to warn Israel against mounting an uncoordinated attack on Iran.

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[1] YNet News: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4276276,00.html

[2] Iran: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4276251,00.html

[3] nuclear facilities: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4266931,00.html

[4] Persian Gulf: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4180124,00.html

[5] Israel: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4275953,00.html

[6] aircraft carriers: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4214150,00.html

[7] defense ties: http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4275494,00.html

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