U.S. Says 'No' to Iraqi Flyovers

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CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The U.S. has turned down Israel's request for passage through Iraqi airspace should Israel opt for a preemptive strike on Iranian nuclear facilities.

According to the Israeli daily Haaretz, the U.S. told Israel to coordinate permission for flyovers with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

For the past several months, Israel has been negotiating a security aid package with the U.S, which includes 2.2-ton, bunker-buster GBU-39 missiles, which can penetrate nearly 20 feet of reinforced concrete.

The Israel Air Force also needs to bolster its outmoded refueling aircraft, a request the U.S. also allegedly rejected, according to a report on Israel's Channel 10.

Source: Haaretz

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