Israeli 'document' on Iran attack leaked
15 August 2012 Last updated at 11:33 ET Help
Richard Silverstein, an American journalist and blogger on Israeli affairs, says he has been given a leaked document which outlines a plan for an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.
He describes the document as a briefing memo that is being used by Prime Minister Netanyahu to show ministers that an attack on Iran would go "smoothly" and wipe out key infrastructure with a minimum of Israeli casualties.
Silverstein says the document was leaked by an officer in the army, senior members of which he says oppose attacking Iran. He says the officer received the document from a former senior minister in a former government.
Silverstein says the document does not mention any possible Iranian response to an attack.
Tel Aviv ready for 30-day war with Iran: Outgoing Israeli minister
Outgoing Israeli Home Front Defense Minister Matan Vilnai has claimed that the Tel Aviv regime is prepared for a ‘30-day war’ with Iran.
The claim, first published by Israeli daily Yedioth Aharonot on Sunday, was made after Vilnai was appointed as the regime’s ambassador to China.
Vilnai also said that ‘during the conflict with Iran, the Tel Aviv regime would suffer only 500 fatalities.’
The former Israeli minister also claimed that there are no worries and that the “home front” has never been so well-prepared.
Iranian authorities have dismissed the repeated Israeli threats of military action against the Islamic Republic, warning that in case Israel makes the mistake of launching such an attack, it will spell the end of the Israeli regime.
A number of senior Iranian military commanders have also emphasized that in case of any attack on Iran, the conflict is certain to expand well beyond the region.
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