United States has refused to provide Israel a security aid package fearing that the Jewish state would use it to attack Iran to foil its nuclear ambitions, a media report said.
Israel has requested the US for large number of "bunker-buster" bombs, refueling of planes and permission to use an air corridor to Iran, which has raised eyebrows in Washington in an apparent hint of advanced stage of preparations to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, an online news agency reported.
Officials from both countries have been discussing the Israeli requests over the past few months and rejection of the same would make it very difficult for Israel to attack the Islamic Republic, the report said.
Israeli media had reported about a month ago that the US administration had turned down an Israeli request for certain security items that could upgrade Israel's capability to attack Iran.
The bunker-buster bombs, which weigh 2.2 tonnes each and can penetrate six metres of reinforced concrete, were supplied by the United States to Israel during the Second Lebanon war but a request for a large consignment of the same has been turned down.