The International Atomic Energy Agency will report on new evidence that Iran is building a nuclear bomb, several news outlets report. In addition, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and the UK’s Guardian report new information regarding a possible US or Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear sites. It appears President Netanyahu is coming closer to getting his cabinet to agree on a strike and the British military is increasing its preparation for support of any US strike.
Rumors of an imminent attack surface every six months or so, but Israel began a full court press diplomatic offensive a in September, sending each of its foreign envoys instructions for explaining Israel’s latest thinking to their host governments. Iran has warned the West of havoc should Iran be attacked. At the same time, the Tehran hierarchy seems split over domestic issues and vulnerable.