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October 17, 2002

Bush promises Israel one-week notice before Iraq attack

How much notice will the US give to UN Security Council?
WASHINGTON — Israeli sources said the Bush administration has pledged to provide a general warning of one week of any U.S. military offensive. The warning would be specific three days before the war.

Washington has also pledged that the United States would make the tracking and destruction of Iraqi Scud-class missiles in western Iraq a priority. Iraq is believed to have up to 80 Al Hussein medium-range missiles.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met President George Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to discuss prospective scenarios regarding a U.S.-led war against Iraq and received pledges of advance warning of any U.S.-led war against Iraq.

Bush and Sharon also discussed the Middle East after the fall of the regime of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, Middle East Newsline reported.
Israel hopes the United States will offer to deploy the PAC-3 missile defense system in the Jewish state.