UK Daily Mail
February 28, 2012
Israel said it will not warn the U.S. if it decides to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, American intelligence has revealed.
Officials said they would keep America in the dark so that the U.S. would not be held responsible for failing to stop the attack.
The pronouncement, delivered in a series of private, top-level conversations, sets a tense tone ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.
The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to persuade them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran’s nuclear programme.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of top-level U.S. visitors to the country.
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