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‘Iran must steer clear of US interests in Gulf’

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.

Full article here [1]