Israel Prepares for Possible US Strike on Iran

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There is continuing speculation that President Trump might order an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities before he leaves office in January. According to Axios, Israel is actively preparing for such a possibility.

Senior Israeli officials told Axios that the IDF is on the ready for an attack, and that Iranian retaliation is expected if such a strike takes place. There are signs that an attack is a possibility. Defense Minister Benny Gantz has spoken twice in the last week with the US defense secretary and Iran was reportedly a major subject of a trilateral meeting between the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia last week.

As well, massive B-52 bombers have returned to the Middle East for a "short-term" mission.

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