U.S. official: Signs pointing to increasing likelihood of Israeli strike on Iran
Barak Ravid and Amir Oren
February 19, 2012
As U.S. National Security Adviser Tom Donilon arrived in Saturday night to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue with top Israeli officials, a U.S. official has told Haaretz that all the messages from Israel in recent months pointed to the likelihood of an Israeli strike on Iran.
Donilon is set to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and advisers on Sunday, as part of preparations for Netanyahu’s scheduled visit to Washington, D.C. next month, which will include a meeting with President Barack Obama.
That visit is also expected to focus on Tehran’s nuclear program, as well as U.S. concerns that Israel is planning to attack Iranian atomic facilities within a few months.