Tuesday, March 17, 2009
A prominent US think tank has advised Israel to use ballistic missiles against Iran’s nuclear sites after deciding on a pre-emptive strike.
As Israelis continue to express willingness to militarily take out Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has conducted a study on Israeli options for such military plans.
Amid lingering western doubts over the success of any Israeli airstrike against Iran, the CSIS said in its report released on Monday that Israeli ballistic missiles could be the weapon of choice against the facilities.
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Israel is assumed to have Jericho missiles capable of hitting targets with an accuracy of a few dozen meters from target, according to Reuters estimates.
“If the Jericho III is fully developed and its accuracy is quite high then this scenario could look much more feasible than using combat aircraft,” read the CSIS report.
The most advanced Jerichos carry 750 kg (1,650 lb) conventional warheads and have a range of thousands of kilometers. Â
This article was posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm