Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In secret visit to Israel, U.K. officials warn Netanyahu against unilateral attack on Iran

A high-ranking visitor delivered a stern message from British PM David Cameron against an uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran at this time.

A special envoy from the British government came to Israel about two
weeks ago on a secret visit for talks with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

According to an Israeli source who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter, the high-ranking visitor delivered a stern message from British Prime Minister David Cameron against an uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran at this time.

The Israeli source related that British fears about an imminent Israeli
decision to strike Iranian nuclear facilities was further heightened by
Netanyahu's failure, during a phone conversation between the two leaders prior
to the Olympics in July, to provide clear and precise answers to Cameron's
questions about Israel's intentions on the Iranian front.

During his visit the British envoy met with a number of Israeli security and
diplomatic officials and stressed that Britain believes there is still time
for diplomatic measures to work, and that the economic and diplomatic
sanctions against Iran should be continued and perhaps heightened. Read More