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D.C. to Russia: Rejecting Iran Sanctions Means Israeli Attack

’US sources hint that by rejecting Iran sanctions, Moscow opens door to Israeli attack’

DEBKAfile
August 7, 2008

Sources in Washington commented Wednesday night, Aug. 6, that, while it is unlikely that Israel would attack Iran without US approval, this might change if tough sanctions were taken off the table. They reported Israel was building up its strike capabilities for an attack, had purchased 90 F-16I planes that can carry enough fuel to reach Iran and would receive another 11 by the end of next year. The Jewish state had also bought two new Dolphin submarines from Germany capable of firing nuclear-armed warheads, in addition to the three already in service with its navy.

According to foreign media, Israel is active inside Iranian territory.

DEBKAfile reports that this information was leaked by Washington sources, apparently to warn Moscow that by closing the door to sanctions, it was opening the door to an Israeli attack.

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Is the war in Georgia related to the Iran blockade?
One thing the Georgia war has accomplished is to deny Russian troops access to Georgian territory. This may plug a major hole through which Russia could have supplied or armed Iran.

Georgian exit leaves vacuum near Iranian border
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080811/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_georgia_1

 


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