JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government has denied an Israeli newspaper report that the Obama administration's top security official has briefed the Jewish state's prime minister on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran.
The Haaretz newspaper reported Sunday that U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon laid out the plans before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an effort to reassure Israel that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure the Iranians to abandon their nuclear enrichment program.
But a senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss a confidential meeting, said, "Nothing in the article is correct. Donilon did not meet the prime minister for dinner, he did not meet him one-on-one, nor did he present operational plans to attack Iran."
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