Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton accused the Obama-Nation of being the source of leaks that formed the basis of a recent four page “Foreign Policy ” article that claimed Azerbaijan had agreed to allow the Israeli Air Force to use up to five Azeri bases to launch attacks against Iranian nuclear weapons installations.
“I think this leak today is part of the administration’s campaign against an Israeli attack,” Bolton claimed on Fox News.
The White House did not respond to Bolton’s claims Thursday.
Bolton, a Fox News contributor, noted that a strike launched from Azerbaijan would be much easier for the Israelis than a strike launched from their own country — jets could stay over their targets longer and worry less about refueling. But he said tipping the Israelis’ hand by revealing “very sensitive, very important information” could frustrate such a plan.