Via Joseph Wouk
Bolton Accuses Administration of Leaking Israeli Planning Along Iran Border
By Newsroom America Staff at 1:41 pm Eastern
Former diplomat John Bolton on Thursday accused the Obama administration of leaking information about Israeli planning along Iran’s border, possibly as a prelude to a strike against Tehran’s nuclear infrastructure.
Bolton, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the George W. Bush administration, pointed to a story in Foreign Policy Magazine that said Israel has gained access to airbases in Azerbaijan, which borders Iran on the north, possibly as a staging area for a future attack.
“I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack,” he told Fox News. The White House did not respond to the charge, Fox News reported.
Speaking to the network later, Bolton – who is a Fox News contributor – said he did not have hard evidence to support his claim. But he cited comments from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in February, who said he believed the Israelis could strike Iran as soon as April.
If that’s true, Bolton said it would be “entirely consistent” for the administration to want to stop that, based on its earlier stated opposition to any Israeli strike. Read more…
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