For years, media have reported on a number of military options to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. Iran has learned from the 1981 bombing of Iraq’s nuclear facility. Nuclear facilities in Iran are widely distributed and most of them are built deep underground.
Some of these facilities are believed to be beyond the reach of the best U.S. bunker buster bombs, and it is not clear whether Israel possesses bombs that can penetrate reinforced subterranean targets.
Has Israel instead found a low-cost and effective way to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions?
Iranian news agency FARS is quoting Safar Ali Baratlou, Tehran Province Security chief: ‘œThe bomb was a magnetic bomb similar to the bombs that were earlier used for the assassination of (the Iranian) scientists and actually the job was done by the Zionists. Zionists seem to be trying to create a security atmosphere in Iran on the threshold of (parliamentary) elections to decrease the people’ turnout in the polls.’
Lately, tensions with Iran have heated up as Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz. Most oil from the Middle East to the Western world is shipped through Strait of Hormuz, which is 21 miles across at its narrowest point. The shipping lane is only two miles wide in each direction with a two-mile buffer zone in between. The narrowness of the lane makes it easy for Iran to block it. Iran is on the recorded stating that if attacked it will block Strait of Hormuz…Read More at Forbes