Israel capable of striking Iran if orders given

That would be interesting. And, of course, this doesn’t take into account Israel’s submarine force. I suspect there’s always a submarine on station in near the North Arabian Sea. These submarines carry conventional and nuclear-armed cruise missiles.

Striking Iran by air, of course, would involve overflights through Arab air space. That would require the cooperation of the US and some Arab governments, as was the case with the Reagan administration in 1981 when the IDF took out the Iraqi Osirak reactor.

I suspect this article is an effort to deter an possible Iranian action from Syria. But we are talking about the Middle East, and anything is possible.


Israel is fully capable of striking Iran, a former Israeli Air Force pilot – who took part in the military strike against Iraq’s nuclear reactor in 1981 – told The Jerusalem Post, amid saber rattling by the two archenemies.

“If the decision is taken by the political echelon, the air force pilots and planes are capable of doing it,” Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Amir Nachumi said. “The attack against the Syrian reactor [in Deir al-Zor in 2007] is just one proof of that.”

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