Israel: Iran still mulling whether to build nuclear bomb - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
So in spite of all their calls for war, Israel still aren't convinced that Iran has even made the decision to build a nuclear weapon.Iran has not yet decided whether to make a nuclear bomb, according to the intelligence assessment Israeli officials will present later this week to Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Dempsey will be arriving on his first visit here since being appointed chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September. He will meet with various senior defense officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz.
The Israeli view is that while Iran continues to improve its nuclear capabilities, it has not yet decided whether to translate these capabilities into a nuclear weapon - or, more specifically, a nuclear warhead mounted atop a missile. Nor is it clear when Iran might make such a decision.
Iran do not need to build a nuclear weapon as they have achieved a conventional deterrent to potential Israeli aggression by upgrading the S-300 and other missiles and fitting them with GPS.
this means that they can be aimed with much more accuracy and their range is easily enough to strike at Israel's nuclear and biological stockpiles, including the Dimona nuclear power station, a situation which would probably cause the Israelis to think twice before launching another Operation Cast Lead or Lebanon war.
I believe this is the real reason for all the Israeli/US sabre rattling because nobody is allowed to threaten Israel's primacy in the region.
Whether Iran wants to eventually build a nuke is pretty irrelevant. Eventually action will be taken to take out their conventional missile sites and return Israel to being the major military power in the Middle East.