Israeli Army Chief: Israel Capable of Attacking Iran on its Own


idf-benny-gantzIsrael’s chief of staff, Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz, said this week that the country’s military was capable of attacking Iran on its own without foreign support. Asked in an interview if the military could wage attacks on Iran “alone” – without the support of countries such as the U.S. – Gantz replied: “Yes, absolutely.” “We have our plans and forecasts…. If the time comes we’ll decide” whether to take military action.

In a separate interview on Tuesday, Gantz said the possibility of an Israeli strike on Iran was not imminent, and that sanctions imposed by the international community should be given priority to halt Tehran’s nuclear drive.

“Iran has the means to obtain nuclear capability before the end of the year, but this does not mean it’ll get there.” “Sanctions, isolation and continued pressure” on Tehran must intensify.

{ Israel News Bureau}