Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
SATURDAY, 19 APR 2014
05:38 AM Beirut time
Weather    
Beirut
20 °C
Blom Index
BLOM
1,214.01down
Middle East
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
U.K. envoy warns Israel against Iran attack: report
Agence France Presse
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.  (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands during their meeting in Jerusalem Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)
A+ A-

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Britain dispatched a senior envoy to Israel in recent weeks to warn the country's prime minister against a unilateral attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office and the British embassy in Tel Aviv refused to comment on the report, which cited an unnamed Israeli source.

The daily said the envoy arrived in Israel around two weeks ago and "delivered a stern message from British Prime Minister David Cameron against an uncoordinated Israeli strike on Iran at this time."

The report said British concern about an Israeli strike on Iran had been "heightened by Netanyahu's failure, during a phone conversation between the two leaders... in July, to provide clear and precise answers to Cameron's questions about Israel's intentions on the Iranian front."

The newspaper said the envoy also met with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak, as well as Israeli security and diplomatic officials, telling them Britain believes there is time for diplomatic measures, including sanctions, to work.

Israel and much of the international community believes Iran's nuclear programme masks a weapons drive, a charge Tehran denies.

The Jewish state, the Middle East's sole, if undeclared, nuclear power, has said a nuclear-armed Iran would pose an existential threat to Israel and will not rule out military action to prevent Tehran obtaining such arms.

 
Home Middle East
 
     
 
Israel / Palestine
Advertisement
Comments  

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement


Baabda 2014
Advertisement
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Multimedia
Images  
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Friday April 18, 2014
View all view all
Advertisement
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Advertisement
cartoon
 
Click to View Articles
 
 
News
Business
Opinion
Sports
Culture
Technology
Entertainment
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS