Israel says it is prepared 'as never before' for war with Iran

“It could be that there will be less fatalities, but it could be there will be more, that is the scenario that we are preparing for according to the best experts,” Vilnai said.


Though Vilnai declined to say whether or not Israel would make such a strike, he stressed that Israel should always work with Washington on military matters.

“The United States is our greatest friend and we must always coordinate such things with it,” he said.

Tensions have been rising as speculation has grown that Israel might strike Iran’s nuclear facilities. Israel and the United States believe that the facilities are being used in an attempt to gain a nuclear weapon, a charge that Tehran denies.