Israel has the ability to hit IranHowever, the country’s leadership will have to carefully consider this decision if it considers it necessary to take such a step. This was stated by the Minister of Defense of the Jewish state Benny Gantz, whose words are quoted by The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
“Israel has the ability to act in Iran. We have the readiness, the ability and the long-term plans. We must prepare for this possibility, but we also need to think about this issue very carefully before moving on to action,” he said.
Last week, Likud member of the Knesset (parliament) Tzachi Khanegbi said that the leader of his party Benjamin Netanyahuwho is likely to head the new Israeli government, after returning to power, “may probably order a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities if the US does not succeed with the nuclear deal and can not take action against Tehran.”
According to Gantz, who is likely to leave the post of head of the Ministry of Defense soon, the option of striking Iran “should be prepared, this issue also needs to be considered very carefully before being implemented,” the newspaper writes.
At the same time, the minister recalled that in the past such a scenario was already considered during the years of Netanyahu’s premiership, but then in the end it was decided not to strike, The Jerusalem Post notes.
“The last time Israel Defense Forces was brought to the maximum level of readiness, I was the boss General Staffand, as published, the decision was made not to do so by the same prime minister who is expected to take office,” Gantz said.