U.S.-Israeli relations tense amid Iran concerns
Amid reports that Israel has decided not to warn the United States ahead of a pre-emptive military strike on Iran's nuclear program, U.S. officials continue to press their case that any such strike would not be a long-term solution to preventing the Islamic republic from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
The Associated Press, citing intelligence officials, reported Monday that Israel told the U.S. it would not provide advance notice of an attack. U.S. officials told White House correspondent Bill Plante that the Israelis may not have been quite so definitive on that topic, but no one denies the mood is very tense leading up to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's White House visit next week.
While the U.S. maintains that all options are on the table to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions, officials have argued to Israel that any strike would be a temporary setback at best.
Israeli officials argued that keeping the U.S. in the dark on any strike would decrease the chances that they would be blamed for it, according to the Associated Press. But U.S. officials believe they would still be held responsible.
Watch Bill Plante's full report in the video player above.
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