Israeli military prepares for possibility Trump will strike Iran

 Israeli military prepares for possibility Trump will strike Iran

The Israel Defense Forces have in current weeks been advised to get ready for the possibility that the U.S. will carry out a military strike versus Iran prior to President Trump leaves office, senior Israeli officials inform me.

Why it matters: The Israeli government instructed the IDF to undertake the preparations not since of any intelligence or evaluation that Trump will purchase such a strike, but because senior Israeli officials expect “an extremely delicate period” ahead of Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20.

  • The IDF’s preparedness measures connect to possible Iranian retaliation against Israel directly or through Iranian proxies in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon, the Israeli authorities stated.

Flashback: Recently, the New York Times reported that Trump raised the possibility of attacking Iran’s uranium enrichment facility in Natanz in a conference with senior members of his national security group.

  • Trump raised the idea after being briefed on an International Atomic Energy Agency report about Iran’s growing stockpiles of enriched

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