Halevy: Israel should not strike Iran without US OK
04 August 2012 20:20
should not -- and likely will not -- act against Iran's nuclear program
without the consent of its closest ally the United States, Former
Mossad chief Efraim Halevy told Channel 2 Saturday night.
"It would not be wise for Israel to operate on its own, and I
believe it won't," Halevy said. "I didn't say it [Israel] won't act
alone, but I think it won't do something that is against American
In the interview, Halevy expanded on his controversial comments to the New York Times on Wednesday, in which he said "If I were an Iranian, I would be very scared of the next 12 weeks."
The coming weeks, he explained, will be crucial for Iran on several
important fronts given the deterioration in Syria, the impasse of
nuclear negotiations and the increasing bite of US and EU sanctions.