Saturday, July 14, 2007

U.S. and Europe: Israel 'approved' to strike Iran

Israel's Minister of Strategic Affairs said he has received approval from the U.S. and Europe for an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. "If we start military operations against Iran alone, then Europe and the U.S. will support us," Avigdor Lieberman said following a meeting with NATO and European Union officials.

Lieberman said the Western powers recognized the Iranian nuclear threat to Israel, Israel Today magazine reported. But military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are "going to prevent the leaders of countries in Europe and America from deciding on the use of force to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities," and they are sending the message that Israel should "prevent the threat herself." (NewsMax, 7/13/07) Source: Intercessors for America