Saturday, February 4, 2012

Israel claims Iran is producing long-range missiles that could hit US as it 'plans attack on Tehran within months'

Fears of a global nuclear war breaking out were today stoked after Israel suggested Iran has been developing missiles with an extraordinary range of 6,200 miles - enough to reach the U.S.

An international political storm is now in full force as the U.S. desperately tries to talk Israel out of an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities amidst fears a strike could now come within just two months.

Israel's deputy prime minister Moshe Ya'alon said the missiles were being tested at a site near Tehran that was destroyed three months ago and they were ‘aimed at America, not at us’.

Mr Ya'alon said Iran is creating ‘a nightmare for the free world’. Iran, which is accused of preparing to build a nuclear bomb, says it will retaliate over Western-backed oil sanctions and any attack threat.

The U.S. doesn’t believe Iran is producing such a long-range missile, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is still reportedly fearful of a growing chance Israel would attack Iran as early as April. Read More