Adviser to U.S. President briefed Netanyahu on emergency U.S. plan to attack Iran
Newspaper “Haaretz,” Israel: National Security Adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama briefed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on emergency U.S. plan to attack Iran
Posted 29/07/2012 09:40 AM
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli newspaper reported on Sunday that the national security adviser to President Barack Obama briefed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on emergency U.S. plan to attack Iran if diplomacy fails to curb its nuclear program.
The newspaper Haaretz reported that the U.S. adviser Thomas Donilon reviewed the outline of the plan in talks with Netanyahu earlier this month.
Harel and refused to Walker, a senior aide to Netanyahu comment on the report when asked about it in an interview with Israeli radio station. An Israeli official said by telephone last, “We do not comment on diplomatic interviews and behind closed doors.”
Haaretz said that Netanyahu secretly informed of the plan represents the most important effort of senior U.S. officials who visited Israel last month, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the disbursement of Israel on the implementation of a military strike against Iran for its part.
The report coincided with a visit to Israel by a main challenger to Obama in the presidential elections in November next Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who is scheduled to meet with Netanyahu on Sunday.
Haaretz quoted a U.S. official said he had asked not to be named as saying that Donilon told Netanyahu that the U.S. Department of Defense (Pentagon) plans to a possible decision to attack Iran’s nuclear sites and briefed him on some plans.
The same official said that Donilon said details in the talks as the ability to penetrate the U.S. military’s nuclear facilities buried deep in the ground and he is being prepared such plans in anticipation of the possible arrival of diplomacy on Iran to a standstill.