- Israel Holds Iran Missile Strike Simulations at its Nuclear Reactors – Reports
The Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC) has been working to boost security of the Dimona and Nahal Sorek nuclear reactors against possible missile strikes from Iran and Lebanon-based Hezbollah, Haaretz reported.
According to the Israeli media outlet, IAEC members consider such developments as the greatest immediate threat to the reactors. The Commission has recently carried out training exercises simulating a missile attack on one of the facilities, including the evacuation of personnel and measures to prevent radioactive material leakages.
Even though the IAEC has reportedly taken precautions, commission members said it was unlikely to jeopardize Israelis, but such a scenario would constitute a “propaganda achievement for the enemy,” be it Tehran, or Hezbollah.
Haaretz cited an IAEC top official who said that the commission has relocated its headquarters from northern Tel Aviv to an area closer to the Nahal Sorek reactor, and claimed that employees will be safe even in the event of a missile attack.
At the same time, the IAEC stated that it understood that such a scenario would spread fear among Israelis, so the commission is working on an appropriate explanation to correctly address the potential situation.