Countdown To US/Israeli Attack Against Iran's Nuclear Facilities?

DEBKAfile Intelligence

28 February 2005

Some Western sources predict Russian-Iranian agreement signed Sunday to supply nuclear fuel for Bushehr reactor signals countdown to US and/or Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Deal signed inside reactor over strong American objections said first batch of enriched uranium fuel ready in Siberia for shipping - by late April, according to DEBKAfile’s sources.

Any attack must precede fuel delivery to avoid radioactive fallout across the region as did Israel’s 1981 strike against Saddam’s reactor. Sunday, Tehran rejected EU-3 demand to cease uranium enrichment as non-negotiable.

The latest DEBKA-Net-Weekly lays bare details of Iran’s military preparations for the contingency of a US or Israeli attack on its nuclear sites: an Iranian airlift offloaded electronic and radar gear and missiles along with command group and troops in Damascus this week.