Sunday, December 2, 2007

Report Calls for US-Israel Dialogue on Iran

A report by Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) released today calls on Israel and US to jointly examine ways to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. The report authored by Chuck Freilich, a former National Security Council official, is entitled “Speaking About the Unspeakable.”

Freilich says Israel would prefer that the US attack Iran. However, Israel believes it can successfully attack Iran on its own and has not shared its plans with the US for fear of a US veto. The report says the US has also kept secret from Israel any intention of attacking Iran. Hence, Freilich calls for detailed discussions between the US and Israel on possible military action against Iran and Iran’s possible responses.

Freilich also calls for US-Israeli dialogue on an alternative of how to live with a nuclear Iran.

WINEP is an influential Washington-DC based think-tank specializing on US Middle East policy. WINEP is regarded as having close ties to American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

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