We very much regret the decision of the U.S. administration to suspend delivery of aircraft to Israel. We consider this as unjust. Israel acted in self-defense against threats to its very existence by Iraq, which declares itself to be in a state of war with Israel since 1948.
Iraq actively participated in all the wars the Arab countries launched against Israel, and refused to sign either the armistice agreement or even a cease-fire.
Iraqi leaders have voiced time and again their enmity and aggressive intentions towards Israel. They neither restricted nor disguised their plans to use any weapons, be they conventional or non-conventional, against Israel.
It is in the light of this that Israel acted in self-defense, and self-defense only. Israel had tried to utilize every diplomatic avenue which was open, and only after the efforts failed, Israel was forced to take the action it took.
Sources: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs