Prospect of Israeli Strike in Iran More Likely

Intelligence sources have told the London-based The Times newspaper that the prospect of Israel taking preemptive military action to knock out Iran’s nuclear facilities appears to have become significantly more likely in recent weeks.

A report published this week by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) points to the possibility that Tehran has already obtained enough enriched uranium to make one atomic bomb.
According to the report, the IAEA believes that Iran has amassed 630kg of low enriched uranium, up from 480kg in late August. Nuclear experts believe this is enough to produce the weapons-grade material needed for a crude nuclear device similar in size to that which America used to destroy the city of Nagasaki at the end of World War II, The Times said.
In its report, the IAEA said that Iran was working hard roughly to double its number of operating centrifuges. According to The Times, European diplomats say that Tehran might have 6,000 centrifuges enriching uranium by the end of the year – and plans to install another 3,000 early next year.
According to the intelligence sources, an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would require at least tacit US cooperation because it would almost certainly involve Israeli warplanes flying through US-controlled airspace in Iraq…”
Source: YNet
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