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Will Israel Strike Iran? Speculation Fed by Looming Report on Iran’s Nuclear Activities

Patrick Goodenough
CNS News [1]
November 2, 2011

The possibility of an Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities has become the subject of growing media speculation in Israel, fed in part by comments from some political leaders.

Similar conjecture has occurred in the past, but this time the reports are linked to the looming release of a new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear activities, which is expected to go further than previous such reports in hardening suspicions that the programs have a military dimension, despite Iran’s consistent assertions to the contrary.

The report is due to be released by IAEA director-general Yukio Amano on Nov. 8, ahead of a meeting the following week of the 35-member IAEA governing board.

Previous IAEA reports on Iran have cited numerous breaches of commitments. They said Tehran has failed to clarify whether it is covertly developing the know-how to produce nuclear warheads for a fast-advancing ballistic missile arsenal.

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