The head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said Monday that the Israeli military’s main focus is preparations to attack Iran’s nuclear program, Haaretz reported.
“Preparing a military option against the Iranian nuclear program is a moral necessity and a national security imperative,” IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said at a handover ceremony for the head of the IDF’s Home Front Command.
Last year, Kochavi said that the IDF was “accelerating” its plan to strike Iran’s nuclear program. The Israeli Air Force recently simulated a large-scale attack on Iran during military exercises over the Mediterranean Sea.
Kochavi said Iran’s nuclear program would still be a concern even if the nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, was revived. He called the JCPOA a “bad deal” and said the agreement “allows Iran to become a nuclear state within a short time after its end date.”
But after the JCPOA expires, Iran would remain a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has vowed over and over that it has no plans to develop a nuclear bomb. Israel, on the other hand, has a secret nuclear weapons program and an undeclared nuclear stockpile and refuses to sign the NPT.
Kochavi’s comments came after President Biden visited Israel and signed a joint declaration with Prime Minister Yair Lapid that said Iran could never acquire a nuclear weapon. Biden said he preferred diplomacy, but he has not made a serious effort to rejoin the JCPOA. Lapid disagreed with Biden and said there needed to be a “credible military threat” to prevent Tehran from getting a bomb.
32 thoughts on “Israeli Military Chief Says Main Focus Is Preparations to Strike Iran”
The LIES fed to the World by Israel and the USA in their quest to control the
the WORLD is DISGUSTING. If there is any truth in the Bible then GOD must be regretting HE picked Israel as the chosen Nation.
God regretted creating man.
True Sense , the Bible is just a book of violent stories. No one picked anyone to be “chosen”; if your religion said that YOU were “chosen”, wouldn’t you run with it?
Every organized religion believes that it is the one and only true religion. That’s why it sucks.
Israeli Military Chief Says Main Focus Is Preparations to Strike Israel
As usual, Israel is trying to bluff it’s way militarily out of a diplomatic dead end with Iran. An attack on Iran will absolutely not only fail (ala Pearl Harbor) but will guarantee that Iran will
eventually have to build a nuclear counter force capability to neutralize Israel’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” regional nuclear weapons monopoly. Israelis are just not that stupid to not read the handwriting on the wall about attempting a desparate military solution to the problem they created by unleashing the nuclear genie in the Middle East that undeniably threaten Iran and all of Israel’s regional neighbors who are all members of the NPT. Israel defiantly remains the region’s only NPT outlaw nation
Yes, Iran would immediately close Perisan Gulf/Gulf of Oman shipping lanes. The only feasible way is internal dissent/coup just like ’54.
That would be the Strait of Hormuz… Not only they can block the strait, but they can keep it block for months resulting in a $500 per oil barrel…! You know what would happen then…!
Everybody starves;us and them.
Netman, it’ll be a lot of fun seeing Iran mine the Straits of Hormuz!
I’m stocking up on popcorn 😁
That seems very anti-war of you
Well, I guess being facetious doesn’t always come across well online.
Once Israel crashes the world economy, how will those nations react?
It won’t be good for Israel.
No, but it will be better for the world and America with no Israel, the world’s biggest troublemaker.
dream on-never gain is reality.
Israel is but the red-headed stepson of the Great Satan. Without Israel, Babylon rages on from Wall Street to Washington. Without America, Israel is just another mess on a Muslim flyswatter. Evil is evil, but let’s not forget who laid the egg.
Israel pisses me off royally but I have no desire to see its demise.
I’d like to see Israel update itself, somewhere in the realm of practicality and realism. hint, hint: leave their self anointed position of exceptionalism behind and rise to realism and some kind of grace.
It can happen. 🙂
If ANYONE should understand the Palestinians, it should be the Israelis.
Donna sometimes you’re just too nice for your own good 🙂
You need one of those t shirts like I have:
“Don’t Make Me Go Beth Dutton on You!”
The Jews need to rid themselves of the Zionist apostates if they want to save their people. Israel is an idea, not a state. The moment that line was crossed, Jehovah herself turned her back on the project.
You have more faith than I do.
These threats have the purpose to induce in Israel people s sense of greatness,something which want to say ,,we are so strong that not US and the rest of powers which are going to make an agreement don’t make us to join them,,In reality Israel lost the wars with Gaza and Lebanon and is very possible that if the threats will become real will be the end of Israel.In fact a huge majority of Israeli public hold at least one more passport so the Israeli propaganda doesn’t make the public believe in this delirium of Israel force
Attacking a country that hypothetically might have nukes in the future, ensures
that that country will have nukes in the future.
Please tell that to the stupid Israeli politicians…!
The only way to stop Israel is for Russia to give Iran nukes , if NATO can give Ukraine weapons why not ,
NATO has not given Ukraine nukes-Ukraine voluntarily disposed of its nukes.
Russia has been fairly responsible in terms of “giving Nukes out”,even in its extreme Judaeophobic age as the USSR-it refused giving the Arabs Nukes.
It would prefer to keep Iran dependent and concerned, and has enough problems with Islamic militants,without giving them possible access to Nukes.
Yes, because those dastardly Iranians will just pass them on to the Islamic militants. Funny how Iran is enemies of al Qaeda and ISIS while Israel gave ISIS support in Syria because they were preferable to Assad. Maybe the Ruskies should be more concerned with Israel doing that.
Of course there’s a plan … everyone has war plans for every contingency. The US has war plans for canada! But it would be an unbelievably stupid act to actually attack Iran and hopefully they are not stupid.
Well , they ARE stupid, hopefully just not THAT stupid.
Focus all you want…Not gonna materialized…!
If the JCPOA has proven anything it’s that you just can’t make deals with terrorists like the United States Government.
In the 1980s I was in Israel right before the PLO Exodus began. I was in the Marine Corps. I have distant relatives who are Israelis and one I met was an IDF officer. He took me for a ride in his staff car. He drove while I sat in the back. Some of the more or less words he said to me: “If I could have it my way I would throw out ninety…ninety five percent” and he was talking about the population of Israel. Then he pointed towards the Palestinians and said “and if they could do the same then we would have peace…but it will never happen because it is written”
Anyone care to place a bet on who’s going to start WWIII?
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