The Jerusalem Post today is quoting top Israeli defense officials as saying that recent talks the US held with Iran were aimed at creating legitimacy for a potential attack against Iranian nuclear facilities.
“This way they will be able to say they tried everything,” an official told The Jerusalem Post. “This increases America's chances of gaining more public support domestically as well as the support of European nations which are today opposed to military action.”
A top Israeli defense official, however, told The Jerusalem Post that any attack on Iran is not imminent.
“There is a lot of strategic thinking concerning Iran going on right now but no one has yet to make a decision what to do,” the official said. “We are still far away from the point where military officers are poring over maps together planning an operation.”
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Baraq today headed to Washington for talks with senior US officials.