The Israel-to-attack-Iran frenzy continues

Posted: March 17, 2009 by Jonathan Boyko in Iran, Israel
Um, no, that's not the Jericho missile.

Um, no, that's not the Jericho missile.

A Reuters report continues the frenzy of speculation regarding Israel’s possible attack against Iran’s nuclear development. This time, Reuters have found a study by Center for Strategic and International Studies, which estimates that 42 missiles would be enough to either severely damage or destroy Iran’s primary nuclear sites:

Israel is widely assumed to have Jericho missiles capable of hitting Iran with an accuracy of a few dozen meters (yards) from target. Such a capability would be free of warplanes’ main drawbacks – limits on fuel and ordnance, and perils to pilots.

Extrapolating from analyst assessments that the most advanced Jerichos carry 750 kg (1,650 lb) conventional warheads, Abdullah Toukan of the Center for Strategic and International Studies said 42 missiles would be enough to “severely damage or demolish” Iran’s core nuclear sites at Natanz, Esfahan and Arak.

Although I understand there might be such a possibility, I believe the study is worthless overall, as probably everyone knows Israel has the ability to attack Iran’s nuclear sites. I would believe the specific way of attack would matter post-attack rather than pre-attack.

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