The United States reportedly has a plan for attacking Iran whose scope is deemed insufficient by Israel.
The Bush administration this summer revived a long-standing contingency plan for military strikes against Iran with a view to retaliating for Tehran’s support for the Iraqi insurgency, the New Yorker magazine reported in its latest edition.
According to correspondent Seymour Hersh, the plan was shared with U.S. allies including Israel, which raised objections to the relative lack of Iranian nuclear facilities on a target roster that instead focused on military training camps.
But Hersh quoted a former U.S. official as saying that Israel was reassured “that the more limited target list would still serve the goal of counter-proliferation by decapitating the leadership of the Revolutionary Guards, who are believed to have direct control over the nuclear-research program.”
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