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January 12, 2012 1:01 pm

U.S. Being Pulled Into Military Conflict by Israel, Says Russian Official

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F/A-18 Super Hornet landing on USS Nimitz. Photo: US Navy.

Haaretz – Russia fears Israel will push the United States into a military conflict with Iran which could retaliate by blocking oil shipments from the Gulf, a confidant of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

“There is a likelihood of military escalation of the conflict, towards which Israel is pushing the Americans,” Nikolai Patrushev, who heads the Kremlin’s Security Council, told Interfax news agency.

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