Israeli army has been instructed to prepare for a US military strike on Iran

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According to sources, US President Donald Trump began to seriously consider the option of attacking Iranian facilities after he was informed of the growing stocks of enriched uranium in Iran, learned citing the American news portal Axios.

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According to the Axios portal, citing sources, the Israeli government has instructed the Defense Army to prepare for a possible United States military strike on Iran. Journalists write that the Israeli side is very concerned that Iran’s retaliatory strike could catch Israel by surprise. According to them, that is why the order was given to prepare for any scenario.

According to sources, US President Donald Trump began to seriously consider the option of attacking Iranian facilities after he was informed of the growing stocks of enriched uranium in Iran.

The Axios portal writes that this information was indirectly confirmed by journalists from The New York Times. In particular, the publication reported that Trump had consulted with his advisers about some “military measures” against Iran’s main nuclear facility.

In addition, the authors of the Axios portal argue that over the past two weeks, the heads of the US and Israeli defense departments have held talks twice. According to sources, the talks focused on Syria, Iran and military cooperation. It is also noted that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to some Gulf countries last week, and US strategic bombers carried out a “short and long-range mission to the Middle East.”

It should be added that the former Israeli ambassador to Russia and Ukraine, Zvi Magen, also spoke about the preparation of a possible American strike on Iranian targets in an interview with a local Internet channel. He also reiterated fears that Iran may well respond to a US preemptive strike with a missile attack on Israel. This is especially likely against the backdrop of the recent Israeli air raid on Iranian targets in the Syrian province of Damascus.

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Israel launched massive air strikes on Syrian targets, Damascus says

The Syrian Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the Israeli Air Force has launched multiple airstrikes against targets along the Quneitra-Damascus line. This was reported by the Lebanese news agency Al Masdar News, citing military sources, as we reported on November 25.

The Ministry of Defense of the Syrian Arab Republic [SAR] informs: “Exactly at 23:50 [local time – ed.] on the night of November 25, the Zionist enemy launched an air strike from the Israeli-occupied Golan towards southern Damascus, and the losses were limited by material means”. Other agencies report that heavy attacks by Israeli strike aircraft have targeted the Jabal El Mania Heights [south of Damascus] and the vicinity of Al Quneitra. Photos of IDF Air Force attacks have appeared online. Some photographs taken from a distance show that Israeli planes hit their intended target.

Experts note that the Israeli military is seeking to squeeze out the Iranian troops and the Tehran-controlled Shiite militia цHezbollah and others; from the SAR, as soon as possible, or, at least, have time to inflict unacceptable damage on them. This rush is timed to coincide with the assumption of the presidency of the United States, Joe Biden, as Israel does not count on the support of his administration. Moreover, Jerusalem fears a resurgence of the nuclear deal and Washington’s relationship with Iran, which is Israel’s existential enemy. recalls that on November 18 according to the Syrian state news agency SANA, the Israeli air force has carried out large-scale air strikes on positions of the Syrian army and Iranian special forces Al-Quds in the area of ​​the Syrian capital Damascus.

The strikes took place early at the morning [November 18 – ed.] and were confirmed by the Russian side, as a number of media officially quoted a press release from the Russian Ministry of Defense, including the Russian media RIA Novosti. According to the Syrian news agency SANA, earlier this morning the Syrian air defense managed to repel another Israeli attack.

Syria claims the strikes began in the Golan Heights and so far the Syrian army has lost three soldiers who were killed in the strikes. Israel has not clearly violated the airspace of the Arab Republic and may have used the F-16, and with the precise use of air-to-surface missiles has managed to strike the positions of the Syrian army and Iranian special forces Al-Quds. Al-Quds is a special unit of the Iranian army that is responsible for Iran’s operations outside the country.

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Military experts say Israeli strikes on November 18 were a response to Syrian actions until days ago, when Bashar al-Assad’s army installed and loaded highly destructive explosive devices along the border between the two countries, better known as the Alpha Line.

Syria and Israel have not had diplomatic relations since the creation of the two countries. The military conflict between the two countries has been going on for decades, mostly over the ownership of the Golan Heights. Israel periodically launches air strikes on the Syrian army or on Syrian army positions around Damascus. Tel Aviv is also trying to destroy the Lebanese Hezbollah movement, which is based in Syria and is supporting the Syrian army.

War with Iran is possible if Joe Biden wins US presidential election, Israel claims

Israel is worried about a war with Iran if Joe Biden wins the presidential vote. Such a statement has been sneaking into the Israeli media on November 7, and was even officially made by Israeli Minister of Settlements Tsakhi Haneghi, who was quoted by The Jerusalem Post. The reason for such a statement are the repeated speeches of Joe Biden, who wants to return to the nuclear deal with Iran. However, this is a problem for Israel, as Iran is no longer under an arms embargo and it is assumed, and it is even certain, that the Islamic Republic will strengthen its defense capabilities.

It is for this reason that Israeli Population Minister Tsakhi Hanegi claims that a “violent clash” between Iran and Israel is entirely possible, and it is possible that this clash will lead to the use of “dangerous weapons”. Hanegi recalls that President Trump has another more appropriate and effective approach to peace – the use of economic sanctions as a lever to influence the lives of Iranians and the development of the Iranian military industry. And let’s face it, this lever works well, and not just in Iran.

We remind you that new economic sanctions were imposed by the United States on Iran this September, which I responded to as a result of the lifting of the arms embargo by the United Nations, which even condemned these American actions. Russia also did not fail to condemn the new measures against Iran.

Iran was under the restrictions of the so-called The joint comprehensive action plan, which controlled the nuclear development of the Islamic State but was not supported by the United States, which repeatedly compared it to an “Iranian instrument of violence and terror”, so in 2018 Donald Trump decided to leave the agreement.

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