Hundreds of students in Iran gathered at the uranium conversion plant in central Iran on Tuesday to form a temporary human shield for the facility.
Students reportedly locked arms and formed a human chain around the plants perimeter to show that Iranians support the sacrifice their lives in the event of an aerial strike by Israel.
The Iranian students, according to Ha’aretz, “held a noon prayer session in front of one of the plants, and students from Isfahan universities shouted ‘Death to Israel’ and “Death to America.’ They vowed to resist in the event of an attack.”
News outlets speculate that the plant in Isfahan and the neighboring uranium enrichment plant of Natanz are two theoretical targets that could be hit in the event of an Israeli Air raid.
Other potential targets include the “heavy reactor site of Arak, a new enrichment site at Fordo, the nuclear power plant in southern Bushehr and the medical reactor in western Tehran.”
A poll earlier this month showed that more Israelis would support an attack on Iranian nuclear sites than oppose it by a 41-39 margin.
Similar polling taken by CBS of American views, however, shows that more than half of Americans believe the Iranian threat can be contained without a military strike.