Secret British Envoy Warns Israel Against Iran Strike

Special Envoy Tells Netanyahu To Back Off Attack

By Haaretz

Published September 10, 2012.

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.

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