We’re nearing point where Iran will be forced to respond to attacks — analyst

Iran's uranium conversion facility near Isfahan, which reprocesses uranium ore concentrate into uranium hexafluoride gas, which is then taken to Natanz and fed into the centrifuges for enrichment, March 30, 2005. (AP / Vahid Salemi)

After Mossad was pegged as responsible for latest attack on Islamic Republic’s nuclear sites, Ehud Ya’ari says Tehran unlikely to continue exercising restraint.

Channel 12 defense analyst Ehud Ya’ari says that, with the Mossad’s apparent leaks to Hebrew media taking responsibility for the latest attack on an Iranian nuclear site, “we’re getting close to the moment” where Tehran will have no choice but to respond with a military strike of its own.

Ya’ari notes that Iran has been restrained until now, despite the November 2020 assassination of its former nuclear chief Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and successive Israeli strikes in Syria.

Moreover, Ya’ari says that, despite the various setbacks attributed to Israel, Iran has continued making progress with its nuclear program.

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If they call it “terror… there must be damage, otherwise they wouldn’t call it nuclear terror,” Ya’ari says of the power outage at the Natanz nuclear facility earlier today.

For his part, former CIA director James Woolsey writes that the Iranians already have all the components needed for a nuclear weapon.

(Times of Israel).

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