Donald Trump could be ready to order strike against Iran, Australian Government figures say

14:20, 27 July 2018
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The ABC has been told Australian defense facilities would likely play a role in identifying targets in Iran, as would British intelligence agencies.

The top-secret Pine Gap joint defense facility in the Northern Territory is considered crucial among the so-called "Five Eyes" intelligence partners – the U.S., UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand – for its role in directing American spy satellites.

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Analysts from the little-known spy agency Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation would also be expected to play a part.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said this morning he had no reason to believe the U.S. was preparing for a military confrontation.

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