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Kohavi says IDF ‘accelerating’ plans for dealing with Iranian nuclear program

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attends a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on November 9, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi attends a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on November 9, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi says the military is ramping up its preparations for a possible attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

“The IDF is accelerating operational planning and preparedness to deal with Iran and the military nuclear threat,” he tells the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. “The budget that was approved makes it possible to contend with a variety of threats.”

His comments come as the Israeli Air Force is expected to resume practicing for a strike on Iran’s nuclear program.

In his remarks to the committee, Kohavi also tells Knesset members that Israel faces “many security challenges” on numerous fronts.

“In the past year we’ve continued to act against our enemies in missions and secret operations throughout the entire Middle East. The IDF will continue to act to remove threats and will respond forcefully to any violation of [Israeli] sovereignty,” he says.

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