Hagel to Israel: Military Option Will be Considered After Iranian Elections » The Original N-D-N’s Blog


Not electing an Ayatollah…

 

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly told his Israeli counterparts that the Obama administration would examine military options against Iran more closely following the Islamic Republic’s upcoming elections, and their possible ramifications on the country’s nuclear program.

According to a report Friday in the Wall Street Journal, Hagel, together with other senior American officials, reached an understanding with Israel during the defense secretary’s recent visit to Israel. Apparently, the two countries would conduct a joint situation assessment following the elections, and that if diplomatic channels are ruled out, efforts will be shifted to a more detailed discussion of military options.

The report also stated that the United States has redesigned its “bunker buster” bomb, that should be able to penetrate the underground nuclear enrichment facilities at Iran’s Fordow plant.

According to the Wall Street Journal, senior American officials showed Israeli military and civilian leaders several times in recent weeks an Air Force video showing a test of an earlier version of the bomb, in an attempt to convince Israel to hold off on a unilateral attack on Iranian nuclear installations.

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