McCain: Israel not planning strike on Iranian nuclear facilities
The Washington Post / Janine Zacharia

Israel is not at the moment considering a military strike on Iran to try to set back its nuclear program, U.S. Sen. John McCain said here Wednesday.

The Arizona Republican, who is in Israel with Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), spoke to reporters after meeting with Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israeli army chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi.

"I don't believe we are at the point of making that kind of decision, nor is the Israeli government, given the state that Iran is in now as far as the development of their nuclear weapons is concerned," McCain said in response to a question on whether he would support an Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities.

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