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    • David
    • 21.03.10 | 12:11 (IST)

    Obama recalls bunker-buster bomb kits to bar Israeli strike on Iran. Shortly after Vice President Joe Biden's Israel visit ended on March 11 in high dudgeon over the approval 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem, US president Barack Obama ordered a consignment of Joint Direct Attack Munition- JDAM already on its way to Israel to be diverted to the US Air Force base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. This step, the pointer to a US arms embargo for preventing Israel attacking Iran's nuclear sites. US military sources describe the consignment as consisting of 387 JDAM kits for attachment to the warheads of 2,000-pound BLU-109/MK-84 or the 1,000-pound BLU-110/MK-83 bunker-busters for their conversion into smart bombs. The Obama administration was pondering withholding from Israel military hardware that could be used for an Israeli attack on Iran...

    from the article: Report: U.S. positioning 'bunker-busters' for possible Iran strike
    First published 09:01 17.03.10 | Last updated 09:10 17.03.10
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