Archive for December 11th, 2005
Today, CNN reports that Iran has invited the United States to bid on the construction of the plant at Darkhoin in the southwestern province of Khuzestan.
Iran denies they are attempting to build nuclear weapons.
Iran denies working toward nuclear weapons, saying its goal is to produce civilian energy and it has a right to enrich uranium. Talks between Iran and the so-called "EU 3" — Britain, France and Germany — on the matter stalled in August.
But as we have seen in the previous post, Israel has serious concerns over Iran’s plan of building these nuclear plants. Especially with the anti-Jewish rhetoric spewing from Iran’s President Mahmoud Amadinejad, calling for the destruction of Israel.
Tensions between Iran and Israel are coming to a boiling point. The British Sunday Times reports Israeli Prime Minister Sharon announced that Israeli will launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran in March of next year against Iran's nuclear facilities. Intelligent sources believe Iran will have the capabilities to start producing nuclear weapons by March 2006 which is the point of no return for Israel security.
Iran's President Mahmoud Amadinejad recently made public statement about the need of annihilating Israel. And this week suggested Israel should be moved to Europe. Sharon decided the pre-emptive strike was needed after these threatening statements were made by Iran's President.
Israel is planning on deploying their special forces brigade, Unit 262 and the F-15I strategic 69 Squadron, which can strike Iran and return to Israel without refueling.
A major obstacle for the strike is that Russia will soon be selling to and setting up Iran with the advanced Tor-M systems capable of destroying guided missiles and laser-guided bombs from aircraft.
Although diplomatic options have not been ruled out by Sharon.
Israeli officials declined to respond to the report directly, but Sharon's spokesman Raeann Gissin did say, "Israel has no intention of launching an attack against Iran, definitely not before all diplomatic options have been exhausted."
He stressed that "Israel is not leading the campaign against Iran," but that that whole international community – chiefly the US and Europe – has been concerned and active on the issue.
Source: Jerusalem Post
This developing situation also directly will affect the United States and European nations.