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Thu May 17, 2012, 01:21 PM

Iran Attack Decision Nears, Israeli Elite Locks Down [View all]

Source: REUTERS

By Michael Stott

JERUSALEM | Thu May 17, 2012 12:39pm EDT

(Reuters) -

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This inner sanctum at the end of a corridor between Netanyahu's private room and the office of his top military adviser, is where one of the decade's most momentous military decisions could soon be taken: to launch an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear program.

Time for that decision is fast running out and the mood in Jerusalem is hardening.

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As the deadline for a decision draws nearer, the public pronouncements of Israel's top officials and military have changed. After hawkish warnings about a possible strike earlier this year, their language of late has been more guarded and clues to their intentions more difficult to discern.

"The top of the government has gone into lockdown," one official said. "Nobody is saying anything publicly. That in itself tells you a lot about where things stand."

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-israel-iran-idUSBRE84G0UC20120517

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