The Israeli Air and Ground Forces performed a simulated attack raid on one of the major Iranian nuclear sites in 2012 INSIDE Iranian airspace, according to sources to the normally well-informed Wall Street Journal.
The dummy strike / assault is said to have taken place in 2012 and it apparently involved commando units that in theory could attempt to infiltrate the Fordo (Fordow) nuclear facility deep inside Iran. What type of aircraft were used is not certain, but according to US intelligence sources to the Wall Street Journal the aircraft was not equipped to destroy the location – hence the idea that it was a simulated raid.
Analysts say the Israeli actions – if true – could have served two purposes: to show Iran what Israel in theory is capable of and to put political pressure on the United States government to act on the Iranian nuclear program before Jerusalem would choose to go to war over it.
Recently things have eased a bit, with Iran meeting the world’s other nations on opening up and restraining the country’s nuclear program.
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