In the turquoise waters of the Red Sea, Israeli, Emirati and Bahraini naval forces for the first time at the end of November rehearsed joint security operations with a US warship. It followed a war-game at a desert airbase just north of the Israeli port city of Eilat last month, which sent fighter planes from Israel and seven other countries roaring into the skies. Such drills aim to send a strong warning to Iran, which has recently been holding its own large military exercises, and stress strategic alliances. But they come at a time when many in Israel are worrying about whether this small country could soon feel forced to act alone to attack Iran’s nuclear programme militarily. The government has allocated $1.5bn (£1.1bn) to prepare the Israeli armed forces for a potential strike against Iranian nuclear sites, and there are near-daily warnings from political and military leaders.
The sabre-rattling between Iran and Israel comes as talks between Iran and five world powers (plus the US indirectly) on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal – are due to resume in the Austrian capital Vienna on 29 November. The question is will Israel attack Iran’s nuclear sites? Israel has twice acted alone to destroy its enemies’ nuclear reactors – in Iraq in 1981, and in 2007 in Syria – with little retaliation. So there is a precedent for this. Israel does not want war with Iran but will do whatever it takes to stop them getting a nuclear bomb. Former Israeli National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror, who is now a senior fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, said
“I don’t see any other way but to bomb it. However, everyone in Israel understands that [a strike] might lead to a very complicated war.”
A former Iranian nuclear chief has made the clearest admission to date that the country’s atomic programme was geared towards creating a bomb, despite years of official denials. Iran has always insisted that its nuclear programme was intended for peaceful purposes and that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, had issued a fatwa against the development and use of nuclear weapons. However, in an interview with state media, a former head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation has admitted the existence of a “system” with military capabilities. The interview with Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani marked the anniversary of the assassination last year by the Israel spy agency Mossad of a senior Iranian scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was also a deputy defence minister. Fakhrizadeh was accused by Israel of being the mastermind of the nuclear weapons programme.
There are a number of crisis’s happening in the world right now. There is tension between the West and Russia over Ukraine. There is also tension with Belarus and Poland. There is tension between America and China. Tension between Taiwan and China. And also there is tension between world powers and Iran which in turn leads to tension between Israel and Iran. Talks have resumed this week only to be suspended again on Friday. Iran’s new hardline government wants all US sanctions lifted and a guarantee they will never be introduced. However, at the same time this week there has been the very unsurprising admission that Iran is indeed looking to create a nuclear bomb.
We know the Psalm 83 inner ring war is still to happen and these events could lead to this happening. Assur [Iran] backs Israel’s enemies…
The Bible says Iran will use its missiles and cares nothing for the consequences.
For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee: The tabernacles of Edom, and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Ammon, and Amalek; the Philistines with the inhabitants of Tyre; Assur also is joined with them: they have holpen the children of Lot. Selah. (Psalm 83:5-8)
Behold, I will stir up the Medes [Iranians] against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it. Their bows [missiles] also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eye shall not spare children. (Isaiah 13:17-18)
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