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Obama says Israel unlikely to surprise US with Iran attack

Gavin Rabinowitz
AFP [1]
July 9, 2010

US President Barack Obama said in an Israeli TV interview broadcast on Thursday it is highly unlikely the Jewish state would surprise Washington with an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“It is unacceptable for Iran to posses nuclear weapons and we are going to do everything we can to prevent that happening,” Obama told Israel’s Channel 2 television in the interview taped on Wednesday.

“I think the relationship between the US and Israel is sufficiently strong that neither of us try to surprise each other,” he said, when asked if he was concerned Israel could catch the US off guard with an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

“We try to coordinate on issues of mutual concern and that approach is one Prime Minister (Benjamin) Netanyahu is committed to,” Obama said.

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