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Israel’s army chief accelerating readiness for possible attack on Iran

November 10, 2021 at 9:46 am

Israeli army chief of staff Aviv Kohavi in the northern Haifa city naval base. [HEIDI LEVINE/POOL/AFP via Getty Image]

The Israeli army has accelerated its preparations for a possible attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, Chief of Staff, Aviv Kohavi, said yesterday.

“The army is accelerating its operational planning and readiness to deal with Iran and the military nuclear threat,” Kohavi told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, adding that the budget for 2021-2022, approved by the Knesset last week, “makes it possible to deal with a variety of threats”.

Kohavi stressed that “Israel faces numerous security challenges on multiple fronts”, adding that in the past year the army has continued to fight back against Israel’s enemies through “covert missions” and “operations throughout the Middle East”.

“The Israeli army will continue to work to remove threats and will respond forcefully to any violation of Israeli sovereignty,” he added.

Last month, Israel’s Channel 12 said Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, has instructed the army to resume its exercises in preparation for striking the Iranian nuclear programme.

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