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IDF chief: Iran's nuclear program must continue to be disrupted
Ha'aretz ^ | 20:56 01.02.12 | Gili Cohen

Posted on 02/01/2012 9:17:33 PM PST by RitchieAprile

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said on Wednesday that the threats facing Israel have increased and intensified in recent years due to regional instability. He also said that Iran's attempts to acquire nuclear weapons must continue to be disrupted.

Speaking to the Herzliya Conference, Gantz said that Iran's nuclear program is a "global problem and a regional problem".

He added that Iran could cross the nuclear threshold within a year, if it decides to do so. "There is no doubt that Iran is seeking military nuclear capability," Gantz said.

Gantz said that Gulf states are just as concerned about Iran's nuclear program as Israel is. He added, however, that "we must not forget one basic thing: Israel is the only country in the world which someone is calling for its destruction and which someone is building the tools to do so. This is something that cannot be ignored."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foreign; frontpage; israel; news

1 posted on 02/01/2012 9:17:40 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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Thanks RitchieAprile, additional:
2 posted on 02/04/2012 12:44:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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