Iran in the media

The renewed interest over the possibility of a preemptive military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities seems to be serving Israeli interests quite well.

November 3, 2011 22:55
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IAF F15 fighter jet (Illustrative)

IAF F15 fighter jet 311 (R). (photo credit: Baz Ratner / Reuters)

Public speculation about whether Israel is planning a preemptive military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities has erupted on numerous occasions in the past.

Already in the early 1990s, Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, who was then head of Military Intelligence and later was chief of the General Staff, predicted in private that if the Islamic Republic was not stopped it would have a bomb within a decade.


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