Israel prefers diplomacy on Iran but could act alone, Bennett tells IAEA chief

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By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel told the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Friday it would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme but it could take independent action, reiterating a long-standing veiled threat to launch a preemptive war. The warning to visiting International Atomic Energy Agency chief Rafael Grossi followed calls by Western powers on the IAEA Board of Governors to rebuke Tehran for failing to answer questions on uranium traces at undeclared sites. That dispute has further clouded so far fruitless attempts by negotiators to resurrect a …

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