Cabinet: Israel to End Hezbollah Arms Smuggling
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Last update - 18:33 07/08/2008
By Haaertz Service
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Thursday refrained from saying the U.S. would prevent Israel from mounting a much-touted attack against Iran over the Islamic Republic's nuclear aspirations.
"We don't say yes or no to Israeli military operations. Israel is a sovereign country," Rice said in an interview with Yahoo! News.
The secretary of state emphasized the importance of using diplomacy to defuse the dispute over Iran's nuclear program, which Israel and the U.S. charge is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.