US ready to attack
Excerpt from report by Russian news agency RIA Novosti
According to the source, the intelligence reports suggest that the
"According to Russian military intelligence reports, the
The source did not rule out that in the event of a possible military operation, following a missile strike and the assessment of damage to Iran's armed forces, as well as once the public and political situation in that country after it has been attacked has been analysed, the Pentagon will take a decision on the start of a ground operation.
Earlier, a highly placed source in the Russian forces structures told RIA Novosti in an interview that military intelligence had recently been in receipt of reports to indicate that the US armed forces had stepped up preparations for both an air and ground operation against Iran.
"This has to do with the fact that the Pentagon is in search of the most acceptable plan for a strike against
[Passage omitted: Col-Gen (retd) Leonid Ivashov's 21 March interview, in which he says he has "no doubt" the
Source: RIA Novosti,