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    • Mark Leaman
    • 29.09.09 | 04:14 (IST)

    Israel has the capability to destroy Iran's nuclear facilities as well as the majority of Iran's missiles while they are on the ground. Such a massive operation over such a long distance would be very dangerous for the Israeli's. Unlike the Osiraq operation, there would be little surprise and there are many, many targets. This would only buy Israel 3 to 5 years before Iran would have rebuilt it's nuclear ability. In the mean time, Iran would move it's military into Syria and Lebanon to engage Israel in a war of attrition. Instead, there are sufficient UN resolutions in place to allow the detainment and searching of Iranian ships by the Western Allies. Iran is not in breach of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)by building the facility at Quom as Iran gave double the required notice to the IAEA. Like Japan &, Germany, Iran can remain a virtual nuclear power with the ability to produce a weapon in the 3 month notice period to withdraw from the NPT.

    from the article: ANALYSIS / Why is Israel suddenly praising Iran sanctions?
    First published 01:27 29.09.09 | Last updated 15:40 29.09.09
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