JERUSALEM (AFP) — Israel’s army is capable of attacking Iran on its own without foreign support, Chief of Staff Benny Gantz told public radio on the 65th anniversary of Israel’s foundation.
Asked in an interview if Israel’s military could wage attacks “alone” — without the support of countries such as the United States — against the Islamic republic, Gantz replied, “Yes, absolutely.”
“We have our plans and forecasts… if the time comes we’ll decide” on whether to take military action against Tehran, he said.
Gantz’s comments echoed statements earlier this month by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said Israel would “at no stage… abandon our fate into the hands of other countries, even our best friends.”
Israel believes the Islamic republic, which has issued numerous bellicose statements against Israel, is working to achieve military nuclear capabilities. It has not ruled out a military…
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