Saturday, Aug 30, 2008
An Israeli government committee is preparing a contingency plan to attack Iran, should diplomatic efforts fail to derail Iran’s nuclear program, Israel’s daily Ma’ariv reports.
Ephraim Sneh, an Israeli Labor Party lawmaker, has sent an eight-point document to both US presidential candidates, saying “There is no government in Jerusalem that would ever reconcile itself to a nuclear Iran.”
“When it is clear Iran is on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons, an Israeli military strike to prevent this will be seriously considered,” the document says.
Sneh has suggested that the opportunity to find a non-military solution to halt Iran’s nuclear program will cease within 18 to 24 months.
Israel which is the only possessor of a nuclear arsenal in the Middle East region and has not yet joined the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
This article was posted: Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 3:08 am