Worthy Christian News » Israel-Palestinian Conflict » Senior defense source: IDF preparing for possible covert Iranian nuclear production
(Worthy News) - The IDF is seeking government commitment to a multi-year defense spending plan - a commitment that has been absent for the past several years - as it prepares to deal with the possibility of a covert Iranian attempt to break through to nuclear weapons production, a senior defense source told the Jerusalem Post.
The source said the IDF needs to assume that its most severe "reference scenarios" regarding Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and ISIS will come true, in order to correctly use the coming years to reshape the military, improve training, and make cost cutting reforms that include the shedding of 100,000 reservists and 5000 career soldiers.
"The IDF's role, and test, is based on capabilities. The working assumption is that they [the Iranians] will try in the near future...to go for a basic [nuclear] capability. The assumption is that there will be an Iranian pattern of action through the covert [nuclear] channel. I think it's right to assume this severe assumption, in light of our familiarity with the Iranians," the source stated. [ Source ]
Netanyahu: Iran deal will not distance war, it will bring it closer
Speaking at the beginning of the Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu said that the Iran deal would not distance the prospects of a war in the Middle East, but rather it would advance the chances of war.
He reiterated his concern that Iran would use the influx of money it will receive from sanctions relief to arm its terrorist proxies. [ Source ]