July 7, 2022

Highlights
• The country of Iran has on several instances has said that it intends to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes

According to a senior US official, in order to tackle Iranian nuclear facilities, the countries of the United States and Israel have joined hands where they are likely to conduct military drills. Talking to the Reuters, the official said that the American and Israeli defence chiefs intend to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities in case of the worst case scenario.

On the condition of anonymity, these US talks with the Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz who is visiting the United States are scheduled after an October 25 briefing by defence officials to White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan on the full set of military options that are available to ensure that Iran would not be able to produce a nuclear weapon.

On the other hand, the country of Iran has on several instances has said that it intends to develop nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Without revealing much, the official said that they are in this pickle because Iran’s nuclear programme is advancing to a point beyond which it has any conventional rationale.