US refuses to sell Israel planes, fearing perception of attack on Iran

The United States has refused to sell Israel planes out of concern that it might be seen as encouraging an Israeli attack on Iran, Channel 10 reported on Wednesday evening. During his visit to the US earlier this month, Defense Minister Ehud Barak requested that America sell the IAF several Boeing 767 refueling planes. However, the White House has refused, as it was not prepared to seem as though it was aiding a potential attack on Iran's nuclear facilities, the report said The IAF has a great need of the planes, as the ones currently used by the air force are extremely old.