The head of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) threatened Tuesday that Israel could soon take action against Iran over its nuclear program and said the IDF has “the ability to hit Iran.”
Iran is currently enriching some uranium at 60%, a step the country took in response to an Israeli sabotage attack on its Natanz nuclear facility in 2021. But Tehran has still shown no sign that it’s decided to develop a nuclear weapon, which requires uranium enriched at 90%.
But IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi claimed there are potential developments in Iran’s nuclear program that could spark Israeli military action. “Without going into details, there are possible negative developments on the horizon that could prompt action,” he said.
“We have abilities and others have abilities. We have the ability to hit Iran. We are not indifferent to what Iran is trying to build around us, and it is difficult for Iran to be indifferent to the line we are taking,” Halevi added.
Often missing from the conversation about Iran’s nuclear program is the fact that Israel has a secret nuclear arsenal. Israeli officials push a narrative that a nuclear-armed Iran would spark an arms race in the region while their own country already has nukes.
Also on Tuesday, Israeli National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi said the US and Israel agreed on what the “red line” would be for an attack on Iran related to its nuclear program but didn’t specify what the red line is. “We are sending the message — so is the US — that if you cross the red line, the price you will pay as a regime and as a country is one you wouldn’t want to pay, so be careful,” he said.
Hanegbi’s comments came after Axios reported that the US had proposed to start conducting joint military planning with Israel on Iran. According to the report, Israeli officials are wary that the US proposal could be meant to tie their hands and are seeking clarification on what joint planning would entail.
18 thoughts on “Israeli Military Chief Says ‘We Have the Ability to Hit Iran’”
Israel needs to be careful because Iran can fight back…
And they should against the Zionists.
Zionism GOOOOOD.Iran should mind its own business and grant freedom to Kurdistan.
Not a very good way to start the day… I wouldn’t mind Zionism so much, if it weren’t for the fact that Israel is a little too crazy (and self righteous)…
More teasing and less action. If Israel had the spine, they would’ve made the move long time ago.I categorize this statement as gossip.
IDF Chief has a beef
He talks a lot, but all I hear is queef.
Crude but accurate.
And Iran can hit back unlike Gaza, or Syria…!
Israel is all bark and zero bite. If Iran were truly an ‘existential threat to Israel’ as Netanyahu declared long ago, Israel would have- or should have- dealt with the ‘threat’ regardless what anyone else had to say about it. If an ‘existential threat’ isn’t motive enough for mobilizing and taking care of business… perhaps it’s not such a threat after all. That, or you’re too weak to actually DO anything of consequence. Either way, you show your hand as a weak actor.
Weak perhaps but unpredictable and that makes them even more dangerous…
The only nuclear power in the region and unpredictable that makes them the danger they are and with insanity ruling the WH it is a very bad brew.
The Israelis are the real existential threat to the whole ME region.
Israeli freedom is a threat to the fascist states around them.
Cry me a river for the victimized Israeli nuclear power in the ME. They are the most humane occupiers on the planet, why would anyone not like them? The Palestinians could not be treated better, they never had it so good. /s
Israel uses identical internal media fear management as the US.
Israeli Hasbara, which the USA learned from Israel.
Thanks. I looked Israeli Hasbara up. Devious explanation intended to obscure and deceive.
Israeli Military Chief Says ‘Iran Has the Ability to Destroy Israel’
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