- America fears Tehran nuclear programme is aimed at developing bombs
PUBLISHED: 07:20 EST, 29 July 2012 | UPDATED: 08:26 EST, 29 July 2012
One of President Barack Obama’s top security officials has briefed Israel’s prime minister on U.S. plans for a possible attack on Iran, it was claimed today.
National security adviser Tom Donilon sought to reassure Israel that Washington is prepared to act militarily should diplomacy and sanctions fail to pressure Iran to abandon its nuclear enrichment programme.
He met premier Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to the country earlier this month, according to the Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz.
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An Israeli government spokesman did not respond to a request for comment and a U.S. Embassy spokesman could not be reached.