|U.S. warns Israeli strike on Iran may jeopardize peace treaties with Egypt, Jordan||
TEHRAN – U.S. officials have warned Israel that Egypt and Jordan could rescind their peace treaties with Israel if it carries out a preemptive strike against Iran, the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported on Thursday.
Quoting a high-level Israeli official, the paper said that Washington had warned Israel that Arab leaders would not be able to control an angry public backlash if Israel were to launch an attack against Iran, AFP reported.
The newspaper said that the U.S. official pointed to the violent response in several Middle Eastern countries to a film insulting Islam, saying, “Today, the Arab leaders do not control their peoples, the streets control the leaders.”
“The entire Arab and Muslim (nations) will take to the streets to demonstrate,” the official stated.
“What happened with the film against (Prophet) Muhammad (S) is just a preview of what will happen in case of an Israeli strike,” he said, referring to the unrest which has spread across the Muslim world that has so far left more than 30 people dead.
The official said that Egypt and Jordan, the only Arab countries that have signed peace treaties with Israel, would face enormous pressure to annul the accords if Iran’s nuclear facilities were attacked.
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|Last Updated on 22 September 2012 15:54|