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The Guardian: Britain prepares to take part in US strikes against Iran

Cem Ertür | 03.11.2011 08:47 | Anti-militarism | Anti-racism | Other Press | South Coast | World

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The Guardian, 3 November 2011
The Guardian, 3 November 2011


The Guardian: Britain prepares to take part in US strikes against Iran

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compiled by Cem Ertür

3 November 2011

MoD prepares to take part in US strikes against Iran (*)

UK steps up plans for possible missile attacks amid fresh nuclear fears

by Nick Hopkins, The Guardian, 3 November 2011

Britain's armed forces are stepping up their contingency planning for potential military action against Iran amid mounting concern about Tehran's nuclear enrichment programme, the Guardian has learned.

The [UK] Ministry of Defence believes the US may decide to fast-forward plans for targeted missile strikes at some key Iranian facilities. British officials say that if Washington presses ahead it will seek, and receive, UK military help for any mission, despite some deep reservations within the coalition government.

In anticipation of a potential attack, British military planners are examining where best to deploy Royal Navy ships and submarines equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles over the coming months as part of what would be an air and sea campaign.

They also believe the US would ask permission to launch attacks from Diego Garcia, the British Indian ocean territory, which the Americans have used previously for conflicts in the Middle East.

(*) title of the print edition (‘MoD’ stands for Ministry of Defence)


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  1. Again ? — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  2. Complete rubbish — Bob
  3. Logical Moderate. — anonymous.
  4. The Israelis have no nuclear weapons you say ? — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  5. Israel a fraud. — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  6. Haircut for Samson. — H
  7. Big and Small. — Rear Admiral Duncan Goodyear.
  8. Israel very likely does have a nuclear capablity — bsb2.0
  9. Israeli submarine technology — Janes Defence Monthly
  10. Details of the Israel nuclear capability that doesn't exist — Popeye Turbo
  11. Hmmmmm. — Soloman Goldstein.
  12. Hard evidence — Knot-Eyed Jaguar
  13. Interests — The Gardener
  14. a spoonfull of sugar ma.......etc etc. — mary poppins
  15. Israel's nuclear weapons — Pavel Pushkin
  16. UK army chief in Israel for secret Iran talks — Anshel Pfeffer
  17. Doubtful. — NDA