Jerusalem – Israel has set a date for an attack on Iran’s nuclear project. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz gave information to US officials during his visit last week. Israeli media have claimed that the US did not oppose, despite realising this information regarding the Israeli attack. The news released as negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme continues; could add more to Iran’s aggression. As Israel is grappled with fear, it has issued threats of an attack on Iran, a senior official of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has said.
For the past few months, Israel has been announcing an attack on Iran’s nuclear project. Israel’s Defense Forces Chief has ordered the military to conduct exercises to attack Iran. Whereas, even the Israeli government had demanded that the US abandon talks on the nuclear deal being held in Vienna and consider the option of military and economic action on Iran. Against this backdrop, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz toured the United States last week to meet with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
In this visit, Gantz said to US officials that the day of the attack on Iran has been set. The Israeli media has been ordered to be ready for an attack on Iran. Information was given by the Israeli media, citing sources that discussions were held between Israeli and US officials until these preparations were completed. The Israeli newspaper said that the US officials did not voice opposition when the Israeli Defense Minister revealed this information, citing a senior diplomatic source.
While talks on a nuclear deal with Iran continue in Vienna, Iran has been reacting to the news published by the Israeli media. Israel is making such empty threats out of fear, said Maj. Gen. Abdolrahim Mousavi, Chief of IRGC military. Whereas, Israel, which is considering attacking Iran, will have to pay a heavy price, threatened Ali Bagheri Kani, an Iranian diplomat who participated in the talks in Vienna.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has expressed concern over reports that Israel has set a date for an attack on Iran’s nuclear programme. If Israel attacks Iran, the United States will support Israel. In such a scenario, Pakistan could be in a jam. As Iran is Pakistan’s neighbouring country, Pakistan should stay away from this Israeli-US proceeding, are suggesting Pakistani analysts. But if Israel attacks Iran, Pakistan will also not be able to stay away from the conflict for long. Pakistani journalists are expressing fears that this could provoke a third world war.