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US, Britain urge Israel not to attack Iran

US, Britain say sanctions need time to work; Tehran halts oil shipments to UK, France

JERUSALEM — The United States and Britain yesterday urged Israel not to attack Iran’s nuclear program as the White House’s national security adviser arrived in the region, reflecting growing international jitters that the Israelis are poised to strike.

In their warnings, both the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague said an Israeli attack on Iran would have grave consequences for the entire region and urged Israel to give international sanctions against Tehran more time to work.

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