Saturday, January 01, 2011
A newly-released state document in Britain reveals that Israel was prepared to use a nuclear bomb in the event of an armed conflict with Arab neighbors, a report says.
The official paper discloses communications between John Robinson, a former British ambassador to Tel Aviv, and the UK Foreign Office, in which the former diplomat cautioned about an Israeli nuclear attack.
"If they (Israelis) are to be destroyed, they will go down fighting this time. They will be ready to use their atomic weapon," Reuters quoted Robinson as stating in the newly declassified cable dated May 4, 1980.
Robinson's message, published on December 29 under a rule that allows official British documents to be released after 30 years, also voiced concern that US-hosted talks between Palestinians and Israelis would not lead to an agreement on the Middle East conflict.'
Posted by DotConnector at 08:05