Kirsters Baish| On Thursday, the White House finished up a policy meeting in which senior Pentagon officials met with cabinet advisers under National Security Adviser John Bolton. There was a week of intense back and forth between President Donald Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Now, Australia’s ABC has released some breaking news, saying that the White House is preparing to attack Iran’s alleged nuclear facilities as soon as next month.
Australia’s Turnbull government’s senior officials explained to ABC News hat they think that the United States is getting ready to drop a bomb on Iran’s nuclear facilities. ABC reports that the bombing could take place as soon as next month.
Zero Hedge reports, “Crucially, Australia is part of the so-called “Five Eyes” global intelligence partners which includes the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and plays in a key role in hosting top-secret facilities that guide American spy satellites.”
An ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) breaking report has explained the following bulleted list of statements coming from senior defense and intelligence officials.
- Senior Government figures have told the ABC they believe the Trump administration is prepared to bomb Iran
- They say Australian defence facilities would likely play a role in identifying possible targets
- But another senior source, in security, emphasizes there is a difference between providing intelligence and “active targeting”
High level Australian government officials are cited in the report. They claim that Australia’s secretive defense and intelligence locations would most likely comply with the US and Britain in order to seek out targets and bomb Iran.
Pine Gap joint defense facility in particular, which is located in the Northern Territory, would be extremely important in targeting to prepare for United States’ strikes on Iran. The report explains that it is “considered crucial among the so-called ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence partners… for its role in directing American spy satellites.”
On top of that, other agencies are going to have some part of it:
“Analysts from the little-known spy agency Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation would also be expected to play a part.
Canada would be unlikely to play a role in any military action in Iran, nor would the smallest Five Eyes security partner New Zealand, sources said.”
ABC did note after speaking with officials that “condition of anonymity say intelligence plans for targeting suspected Iran nuke sites have begun, Australia’s foreign ministry is still seeking to avoid war through intense diplomatic efforts.”
“Australia is urging Iran to be a force for peace and stability in the region,” explained Foreign Minister Julie Bishop while on ABC’s AM program this past Thursday.
The report came not long after President Donald Trump sent out a capitalized Twitter rant this past Sunday in which he warned Iran to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE…”
Check back for new details on this developing story.