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Pentagon: Israel may strike Iran in spring

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U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta thinks that there is a “strong likelihood” that Israel will strike on Tehran’s nuclear facilities in coming spring. Just recently, the Pentagon acknowledged that also the U.S. indeed could attack Iran.

In his opinion, it is very likely that Israel will strike Iran already in April, May or June. The Israeli believe that destruction of strategically important objects would slow down the development of the nuclear program, which was allegedly launched by Iran, reports the Washington Post.

Israel is concerned that in Iranian secret underground bunkers there are enriched uranium stocks to make nuclear weapons in a short period of time. Although Israel considers that only the U.S. has military power large enough to stop this process, it does not want to subject the future of the country on the American action, which may come too late.

Israel implies that it might take up fight against the Iran’s dangerous plan itself, adding that it will do so if the Western economic sanctions do not give the desired result.

Panetta and the U.S. President Barack Obama have warned Israel that Washington keeps opposing an attack on Iran, because it believes that it can be enough with economic sanctions to stop nuclear development, the newspaper reports.

It is also stressed that the White House has not yet decided how to respond to a possible Israeli attack on Iran. It is currently considering the possible consequences for the United States.

Israel is aware that Iran could strike back, but it doubts whether such counter-attacks could lead to global consequences.

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