Russia Reports US Will Be Ready to Hit Iran on Good Friday
Ria Novosti reports that the US has already practiced the maneuvers recently in the Persian Gulf.
The Russian source said it will be up to America’s political leadership to decide if and when to attack.
The Jerusalem Post is reporting:
The United States will be ready to launch a missile attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities as soon as early this month, perhaps “from 4 a.m. until 4 p.m. on April 6,” according to reports in the Russian media on Saturday.
According to Russian intelligence sources, the reports said, the US has devised a plan to attack several targets in Iran, and an assault could be carried out by launching missiles from fighter jets and warships stationed in the Persian Gulf.
Russian news agency RIA Novosti quoted a security official as saying, “Russian intelligence has information that the US Armed Forces stationed in the Persian Gulf have nearly completed preparations for a missile strike against Iranian territory.”
The Russian Defense Ministry rejected the claims of an imminent attack as “myths.” There was no immediate response from Washington.
The reports come as the Iranian chief of staff, Hassan Fayrouz Abadi, was quoted on Saturday by Iran’s Fars news agency warning leaders of Arab countries that Israel plans to open a “suicidal attack” on its neighbors this summer, to “prevent the withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq and the area.”
Just two days ago Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said the United States is unprepared for a possible military campaign against Iran.