London, Oct 10: The United States and Israel are reportedly planning a joint surgical strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, it has emerged.
According to a report by Foreign Policy magazine, a source close to the matter said the strike might compose primarily of bombers and drone support.
The suggested attack is expected to last no more than a few days – or even just ‘a couple of hours’, the magazine said.
The source, said to be in favour of the strike, said the Israel-led assault would be ‘transformative’ and would end up ‘saving Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, reanimating the peace process, securing the (Persian) Gulf, sending an unequivocal message to Russia and China, and assuring American ascendancy in the region for a decade to come.’
The strike, however, would need the support of outside countries, particularly the U.S. – ‘whether acting alone or in concert with Israel and others,’ the Daily Mail reports.
According to the report in the magazine, with the progress made between Israel and the U.S. administration recently, a strike could help President Barack Obama defuse his opponent’s Mitt Romney’s criticisms about Iran.
The report also said that such a strike could be carried out without civilian casualties, and would set back the Iranian nuclear program by back many years. (ANI)