According to an article by Jonathan Cook publish on Global Research website, former British defense secretary Liam Fox and his best man Adam Werritty attended a dinner banquet with a group described as senior Israeli officials in Tel Aviv last February.
Fox and Werritty were accompanied by Britain’s ambassador to Israel Matthew Gould, and the Israeli figures attending the ceremony were representatives of Israel’s secret service, the Mossad.
Craig Murray, Britain’s ambassador to Uzbekistan until 2004, has now claimed that the topic of discussion that evening was a secret plot to launch a military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
The former British diplomat said the Tel Aviv dinner was especially significant as the discussion that night focused on ways to ensure Britain assisted in creating favorable diplomatic conditions for an attack on Iran.
Murray also pointed out that the banquet in the Israeli capital city raises “vital concerns about a secret agenda for war at the core of government, comparable to [former British Prime Minister Tony] Blair’s determination to drive through a war on Iraq.”
The remarks come as The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Fox and Werritty secretly met the head of the Mossad during the Tel Aviv dinner.
The Independent also wrote in October that Werritty had close ties to Mossad as well as to “US-backed neocons” plotting to unseat the Iranian government.
The Guardian revealed in November that British defense department under Fox had devised comprehensive plans for British assistance in the event of a US military strike on Iran. The plans included allowing the US military to use Diego Garcia – a British territory in the Indian Ocean – as a base from which to launch an attack.
The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the “option” of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran’s nuclear work may consist of a covert military agenda.
Iran has refuted the allegations, saying that as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
While Israel refuses to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities or to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty based on its policy of nuclear ambiguity, Iran has been subjected to snap International Atomic Energy Agency inspections due to its policy of nuclear transparency.
Israel recently test fired a new long-range missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The test was carried out at the Palmahim air base in central Israel.
This three-stage Jericho-3 missile, which is capable of delivering a 750-kilo warhead to a distance, is estimated to have a range of up to 10,000 kilometers. Paradoxically, Israel’s new nuke-capable missile, which can target many parts of the globe, is not considered a threat in the eyes of the West.