According to a report in the Kuwait-based Arab Times and carried in the Indo-Asian News Service, the U.S. is planning to attack Iran’s nuclear reactors and other nuclear facilities by the end of this month.
Washington, sources say had started preparing a political speech to be delivered by U.S. president Bush later this month, announcing the military attack on Iran.
Sounding very similar to the lead up to the invasion of Iraq, the speech will provide the ‘evidence’ and the ‘justification’ for the U.S. to resort to the military option after failing to persuade Tehran to give up its nuclear ambitions.
According to the Arab Times, one of the justifications expected in the speech is Iran’s alleged role in the killing of American soldiers in Iraq by supporting various militias with money and arms.
Bush’s speech will also point to Iran’s political interference in Iraq, with the cooperation with Syria.
The sources quoted say that the U.S. will not resort to a ground attack in order to avoid human loss.