Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said that it is not certain whether Iran will respond to a possible Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities.
In remarks that were broadcast on Israel Radio on Monday, August 13, Shalom said It is not certain that Tehran would respond to a possible Israeli attack, and even it did, "Iran does not have an unlimited number of missiles" as rumored, he said.
Regarding the possibility that Tel Aviv gets attacked by hostile parties in the wake of an Israeli strike on the Iranian facilities, Netanyahu's deputy said that if Damascus and terrorist organizations in Lebanon and Gaza tried to attack Israel after an attack on Iran, Israel could then stop the stream of normal life in those areas by targeting their infrastructure centers, such as power plants, refineries, etc.
Shalom called on the international community to impose real sanctions on Tehran in order to pressure it into halting its nuclear program. Such real sanction could include boycotting the Iranian central bank.