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Report: U.S. positioning ‘bunker-busters’ for possible Iran strike

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Report: U.S. positioning ‘bunker-busters’ for possible Iran strike

The United States is transporting 387 “bunker-buster” bombs to its air base on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean as part of preparations for a possible strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities, according to a report in Scotland’s Sunday Herald.

The U.S. government signed a contract in January with Superior Maritime Services to transport 10 ammunition containers to Diego Garcia from Concord, California. The shipment includes 195 smart, guided Blu-110 bombs and 192 Blu-117 2,000lb bombs.

Both types of bombs could be used against reinforced or underground facilities.

Neither the United States nor Israel have ruled out military action if diplomacy fails to resolve the long-running row over Iran’s disputed nuclear ambitions.

Contract details for the shipment were posted on an international tenders’ website by the U.S. Navy.

“They are gearing up totally for the destruction of Iran,” Dan Plesch, director of the Center for International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of London, told the Herald. “U.S. bombers are ready today to destroy 10,000 targets in Iran in a few hours.”

Plesch is the co-author of a recent study on U.S. preparations for an attack on Iran.

The final decision on whether to launch an attack would be in the hands of

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