Britain complains to US over Israel bomb transit
, Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said on Wednesday.
Beckett said it appeared the United States did not follow correct procedures when transporting arms to Israel -- engaged in a war with Hizbollah forces in Lebanon -- via Britain.
"I have already notified the United States that we are not happy about it," Beckett told reporters after a meeting of foreign ministers on the Lebanon crisis in Rome.
"We have already let the United States know that this is an issue that appears to be seriously at fault, and we will be making a formal protest if it appears that that is what has happened."
Beckett indicated that her complaint was of a procedural nature. she said.
Some opposition politicians have called on the government to suspend arms shipments to Israel because of what they see as its disproportionate use of force in the Lebanon conflict.