President Bush reportedly vetoed Israel’s plans to bomb Iran’s nuclear weapons sites.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert asked Bush’s approval when the U.S. president was in Israel in May, commemorating its 60th anniversary, The Guardian reported Thursday.
Bush turned down the request, the report said, fearing Iranian attacks on U.S. interests in the region and beyond. Bush also was not convinced Israel would be able to stop the suspected nuclear weapons program.
The Guardian quoted sources close to a European leader who was briefed by Olmert on the meeting with Bush.