Britain admits knowledge of israeli nuclear deal â but it refused to tell ObamaThe UK's secret agreement to sell Israeli weapons to Saudi Arabia is now widely known, but the White House blocked it when contacted by McClatchy News.But US officials say the UK has repeatedly refused to provide information that would reveal how Israel has met all of its arms export obligations since the signing of the 1993 New Jerusalem treaty.And despite repeated attempts, the US was unable to confirm details in interviews or phone calls.The White House had to deal with it by denying the agreement would take place, saying: "We are not going to speak to you about that subject because it's classified."The British government did not want to discuss the issue at that time, the official said.The secret agreement to sell Israeli weapons to Saudi Arabia was first confirmed by the US, but kept secret because of its potential to damage diplomatic relations with Israel.A senior administration official denied last year that the two countries were working together to forge a deal, but also acknowledged in 2011 that the two governments were looking at the issue.In recent days, officials have come to understand how the UK's reluctance to publicly share details about the arms sale has developed from a position of mutual ignorance to a situation where both sides were unable to provide any answers when asked.The British government was not available for comment today.There is considerable detail on the arms sales and their impact on both sides of the Atlantic, for a much larger country. But the British embassy in Washington declined to give McClatchy News a copy of a recent Foreign Office report on the arms deals.But two government officials â one military, the other not â indicated to McClatchy News that Britain continues to withhold details about the deals' implications, including the number of British weapons that Israel will eventually be required to supply to the Saudis.Neither would say whether they are aware that the Saudi-built F-35 jet has a history of mishaps.The officials told McClatchy News that the government views Israel's continued supply of its jet fighter jets to Saudi Arabia â an arms deal that could be worth more than £1 billion to the country â as vital.A British government source, however, insisted: "We have consistently held Israel's international arms export agreement (IAEA) to be one of the most serious military arms export obligations for the UK."This is true â Israeli and US leaders, including President Barack Obama, are expected to deliver an address at the General Assembly in September detailing concerns about the use of weapons products in civilian areas.As well as Israel, Britain is the second-biggest exporter of arms to Saudi Arabia, according to the Stat Investigations under way into teen prisoners who were sexually abused as children in Illinois have uncovered a second case of abuse. The alleged victim who spoke with on condition of anonymity says her family's troubles have been compounded in recent months when she's taken away from her mother and sister. The woman, who was 13 at the time, says that the girl was also raped as an adult. The alleged victim and her family are also concerned about their ability to protect their young daughter from further abuse.Authorities have said that they are investigating the case."If a child, adolescent or young adult has been victimized by the sexual abuse of a member of the victim's family, it certainly is disturbing to think that we are going to be accused of some of the worst child sexual abuse ever done in our state of Illinois," state Attorney General Lisa Madigan said.State Sen. John Cullerton, who led the legislative committee that passed the bill, told reporters Thursday that Illinois needs the money it needs to keep kids safe and is hoping lawmakers will continue the efforts. The bill, sponsored by Cullerton and others, passed unanimously on the Senate floor Wednesday. The bill also passed the House Judiciary Committee Thursday.Illinois is one of 12 states where the government doesn't require that young people provide proof of sexual abuse to authorities unless the victim is a parent, guardian, adult relative or grandparent. In fact, there is currently no law requiring proof of sexual abuse that is reported to authorities."That's not an abuse, that's child abuse and we need to address that. It's important that we get it right," Cullerton said.The victim is about 9 years old, but she is a "survivor" or has some measure of control in the incident and cannot be identified, according to state law."I didn't think I was a problem to be solved. It broke my heart. There were so many things I did not do right," the teen said.The girl, now 17, told investigators the girl's mother left her because her father, her grandmother, her mother and her two uncles had allegedly sexually abused her, according to the victim's sister, also a 13-year-old girl. The victim's grandmother told the sister that "they all did it."She has said the incident began when she was about 7, according to the sister."It was so brutal. I just wanted to die. It wasn't just one big party. It was so painful," the girl said.The teen said she reported the incident to authorities on July 19, which coincided with the birthday of her father, but the investigation by the Chicago police department wasn't completed until December, the state repor