U.S. Nixes Israeli Request For Refueling Aircraft

  • Middle East Newsline
  • August 21, 2008
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- The United States, determined not to facilitate an
attack on Iran, has rejected an Israeli request for advanced refueling
aircraft.
Israeli officials said the Bush administration refused a request by
Defense Minister Ehud Barak to purchase the KC-767 tanker transport
aircraft. They said the administration did not want to be seen as helping
Israel attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
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