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UK military steps up plans for Iran attack amid fresh nuclear fears

Posted By admin On November 3, 2011 @ 3:54 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

Nick Hopkins
London Guardian [1]
November 3, 2011

Britain’s armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran’s nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.

The Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.

In anticipation of a potential attack, British military planners are examining where best to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles over the coming months as part of what would be an air and sea campaign.

They also believe the US would ask permission to launch attacks from Diego Garcia, the British Indian ocean territory, which the Americans have used previously for conflicts in the Middle East.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/02/uk-military-iran-attack-nuclear

[2] Here’s How US And Israel Are Preparing For A Possible Attack On Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/heres-how-us-and-israel-are-preparing-for-a-possible-attack-on-iran.html

[3] New Year Prediction: Israel and U.S. Will Attack Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-year-prediction-israel-and-u-s-will-attack-iran.html

[4] Iran Attack Would Be Airborne, Followed By “Velvet Revolution”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-attack-would-be-airborne-followed-by-velvet-revolution.html

[5] Israel stations nuclear missile subs off Iran: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-stations-nuclear-missile-subs-off-iran.html

[6] Iran fires missiles amid nuclear controversy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-fires-missiles-amid-nuclear-controversy.html

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