Israel urged to ‘rush’ into attack on Iran…Posted: August 14, 2009
An Israeli defense official believes Tel Aviv must rush to carry out a military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities even without US approval, a report says.
A ‘senior defense official’ said that Tel Aviv believed a military strike could ‘significantly delay’ what it claims to be an Iranian nuclear weapons program, the Israeli daily Maariv reported on Wednesday, without revealing the official’s name.
The official added that Israel could carry out such an attack without US approval but time was running out for it to be effective.
“The Iranians are creating fortifications and camouflage to defend against a strike from the air,” said the official.
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