(Reuters) - A senior Israeli official denied on Sunday a newspaper report that President Barack Obama's national security adviser had briefed Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a U.S. contingency plan to attack Iran should diplomacy fail to curb its nuclear program.
The Israeli liberal Haaretz daily on Sunday
quoted an unnamed U.S. official as saying the adviser, Thomas Donilon,
had described the plan over dinner with Netanyahu earlier this month.
"Nothing in the article is correct. Donilon did not meet the prime minister for
dinner, he did not meet him one-on-one, nor did he present operational
plans to attack Iran," the senior official, who declined to be named
given the sensitivity of the issue, told Reuters. (Continues)