Israeli flights prepare for possible Iran strike, former national security adviser says

( The Israel Air Force has been conducting “very long-range flights” around the world to prepare for a possible independent military strike on Iran, former Israeli national security adviser Yaakov Amidror said Sunday.

Israeli jets. Credit: Israel Defense Forces.

“We are very serious, preparing ourselves for the possibility that Israel will have to defend itself by itself,” Amidror told the Financial Times. “From here to Iran, it is 2,000 kilometers [1,243 miles], and you have to be familiar with such destinations. All those who have radar cover of the Middle East know what we are doing.”

Israel is capable of halting Iran’s nuclear weapons capability “for a very long time,” Amidror said.

Posted on November 18, 2013 .