Several Middle Eastern news outlets on Sunday, reported that President Obama threatened to attack Israeli jets if they attempted to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities. Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reports that the alleged threat from the White House forced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel the planned attack. The White House spoke to the Washington Times, calling the report “totally false.” the Israeli plan was practiced for several weeks in the form of aerial war exercises, and that Israeli Air Force even test-flew their fighter jets over Iranian airspace to simulate the actual planned attack. Israel National News published an account of the report from Al-Jarida.
It said the Netanyahu government decided to attack Iran sometime in 2014 soon after Israel had discovered the United States and Iran had been involved in secret talks over Iran’s nuclear program and were about to sign an agreement in that regard behind Israel’s back. An unnamed Israeli minister who is closely tied with the Obama administration disclosed details of the attack plan to Secretary of State John Kerry and that Obama then threatened to shoot down the Israeli jets before they could reach their targets in Iran. This report comes only days before Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is scheduled to address the U.S. Congress about the continuing Iranian nuclear threat. Read more at Examiner.com
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