April 29, 2008
The commander of the Israeli Air Force says the regime’s decision makers have been preparing plans to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities.
General Eliezer Shkedi, who also heads the Israeli task force on Iran, made the remarks in an interview with “60 Minutes” on Sunday.
A large portion of Shkedi’s service has been dedicated to the preparation for a possible mission that was never discussed in public; an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, should international economic sanctions fail, Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported on Monday.
Shkedi spoke of a mission in 1981, when Israeli war planes attacked a nuclear reactor in Iraq.
He went on to say that today the Israeli decision makers are faced with a similar choice about Iran’s nuclear program.
Israeli and US officials accuse Iran of seeking nuclear bombs.
Iran, a member of the IAEA and a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), maintains that its nuclear activates are solely aimed at peaceful purposes.
Tehran has warned Tel Aviv of a crushing response, in case the regime launches an attack on the Islamic Republic.
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