| 19 May 2024, Sunday |

Report: Israel prepares plans to strike Iran’s nuclear plants

In case the negotiations and diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal fail, Israel is preparing plans to strike Iran’s nuclear plants, Israeli Public Broadcaster Kan reported yesterday.
According to Anadolu, Kan reported that the Israeli government asked the security agencies to prepare the plan in order to be ready if the nuclear talks with Iran fail.
Kan also reported that Israeli intelligence believes Iran had been trying to place ground-to-air missiles in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq in order to intercept potential Israeli airstrikes.
Israel, which is against the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, has been in intensive discussions with the US over the nuclear file
Meanwhile, the Times of Israel reported that the Israeli Air Force will begin practicing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear programme next year.
Last week, Israeli media reported that the Israeli government had allocated a budget of $1.5 billion to prepare for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.
In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly last month, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: “Iran’s nuclear programme has hit a watershed moment… Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning… We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
Middle East Monitor