«Israel» Reinforcing Nuclear Plants against Iran, Hezbollah Missile Strikes
Amidst fears of a potential Iranian missile strike, the "Israeli" entity's Atomic Energy Commission [IAEC] is taking unspecified steps to fortify and safeguard the country's two atomic reactors, the "Israeli" Haaretz daily reported Thursday morning, citing commission officials.
Security services believe Tehran and Hezbollah view the nuclear facilities in Dimona and Soreq as prime targets in a future war.
The commission recently held a drill simulating a missile strike on one of the reactors and actions to prevent subsequent radioactive leakage.
Field simulations and exercises have been carried out recently where facilities were evacuated.
Nuclear scientists in the "Israeli" entity discussed last month studies detailing what would happen if a missile struck one of the reactors.
Research last year published in the Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Science, found that a Scud missile landing within 115 feet of the reactor could damage its protective dome and cause a leak of radioactive gas, as well as disrupt its cooling systems.
Last year, Hezbollah Secretary General His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said his group would target Dimona nuclear reactor, which he described as "antiquated" and said "doesn't require major force to hit."
"Israel's" military believes Hezbollah has between 100,000 and 120,000 short- and medium-range missiles and rockets, as well as several hundred long-range missiles, i24 News reported.
The "Israeli" regime said it has no intention of closing the 54-year-old Dimona nuclear research facility, despite its age and over 1,500 structural problems.
The entity has already invested more than $2 billion in preparation for a possible attack on Iran should that country appear to restart efforts to develop a nuclear weapon, breakingdefense.com reported.
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