Israel Is Preparing For A Full Assault On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities If Diplomacy Fails
Apr. 16, 2012
On May 23 the U.S., China, Russia, France, Britain, and Germany will have another sit down with an Iranian delegation in Baghdad to further discuss Tehran’s nuclear future.
Called the P5+1 talks, five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany, the next meeting will follow a round of Turkish based talks that concluded this weekend.
According to Iran’s state-run PressTV, Tehran is feeling pretty good about the talks so far, and believes a new attitude of respect brought to the meeting by the six countries could do wonders for negotiations.
But Israel isn’t buying it, and a TV report on a major Israeli station last night shows that while the rest of the world is busy talking, Israel is preparing for a full assault on Iran’s nuclear facilities should diplomacy and sanctions fail to halt Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
Greg Tepper at The Times of Israel wrote about the televised report last night after it aired, calling it remarkable in terms of the access afforded the reporter, the military personnel he interviewed, and that his commentary on a strike were approved by military censors.
Tepper writes: “No order to strike is likely to be given before the P5+1 talks with Iran resume in May, the reporter, Alon Ben-David, said. ‘“But the coming summer will not only be hot but tense.”’