Sunday, June 10, 2007

News Item

Israel Air Force holds joint exercise with visiting U.S. pilots
By Reuters

The Israel Air Force held a joint drill with visiting United States pilots on Sunday, stirring interest in a region bracing for a possible armed showdown over Iran's nuclear program.

The Israel Defense Forces said the exercise was "part of a multi-year working plan involving joint flights for the purpose of mutual learning" and would be held annually.

Reports on the exercise were carried in Arab media, fuelled by speculation that Israel or the United States could bomb Iran should United Nations Security Council sanctions fail to curb its nuclear program. Iran insists its atomic ambitions are peaceful. Link