US: Israel can direct credible investigation alone

US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said that Washington was not pressuring Israel to cooperate with an investigation it doesn't want, referring to the investigation of the lethal Israeli raid on the Gaza flotilla. During an interview with Fox news network, Rice said that the US position is clear – Israel has the ability and will to manage a credible and independent investigation itself.


She also said that UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had still not decided whether to order an international investigation, and that the US administration believes an international element would increase the investigation's credibility, though the final decision on the matter is in Israel's hands. (Yitzhak Benhorin, Washington)


פרסום ראשון: 06.13.10, 16:43