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Report: Israel prepares plans to strike Iran's nuclear plants

(FILES) -- File picture dated April 3, 2007 shows an Iranian flag outside the building housing the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the southern Iranian port town of Bushehr, 1200 Kms south of Tehran. Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi announced on February 9, 2010 that Tehran has started to produce 20 percent enriched uranium at its Natanz facility, the ISNA news agency reported. He also said the much-delayed Russian-built nuclear power plant will be commissioned in spring 2010. The completion of the plant has been delayed repeatedly amid Western concerns that Iran's nuclear programme masks building of atomic weapons, a charge denied by Tehran. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP FILES / AFP) (Photo by BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP FILES/AFP via Getty Images)
File picture dated April 3, 2007 shows an Iranian flag outside the building housing the reactor of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the southern Iranian port town of Bushehr, 1200 Kms south of Tehran [BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP FILES/AFP via Getty Images]

Israel is preparing plans to strike Iran's nuclear plants should negotiations and diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear deal fail, Israeli Public Broadcaster Kan reported yesterday.

According to Anadolu, Kan reported that the Israeli government asked the security agencies to prepare the plan in order to be ready if the nuclear talks with Iran fail.

Kan also reported that Israeli intelligence believes Iran had been trying to place ground-to-air missiles in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq in order to intercept potential Israeli airstrikes.

Israel, which is against the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, has been in intensive discussions with the US over the nuclear file.

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Meanwhile, the Times of Israel reported that the Israeli Air Force will begin practicing for a strike on Iran's nuclear programme next year.

Last week, Israeli media reported that the Israeli government had allocated a budget of $1.5 billion to prepare for a possible attack on Iran's nuclear facilities.

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly last month, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said: "Iran's nuclear programme has hit a watershed moment… Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning… We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon."

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