to give more legitimacy to its hoped-for attack which will not, in the long term, end its nuclear program. Iran is not Iraq. Iran will never actually explode a bomb because it is following Israel's approach to the nuclear issue which is to imply that they have or will have nuclear weapons without actually having anyone else being certain of it. That way, there is never an umambiguous excuse by states like Israel to attack, and simultaneous, there is some sort of fear of what would happen if Iran were actually attacked, how Iran would respond, without actually knowing at all.
U.S. says it killed 10 AQAP Islamist militants in four air strikes in Yemen since April 23 (Reuters)
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