Mounting tensions between Israel, Iran herald possible military showdown

The Jerusalem Post reports: “Tensions between Iran and Israel soared to unprecedented heights on Tuesday as both nations traded threats. Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi, the Israeli military’s chief of staff, stated on Tuesday that if Iran continues to develop its nuclear program, Israel would be left with no choice but to stage a pre-emptive attack.

‘Iran has progressed in recent years with enriching uranium more than ever before,’ he said. ‘We are looking closely at the various arenas that are part of the path to nuclear capabilities. There are negative potential trends on the horizon that could lead to [us] acting. We have the capabilities.’

Halevi further accused Iran of being involved in ‘everything around us and with everyone who is against us,’ including strategy, intelligence, and funding. ‘We have the capability to strike Iran. We are not aloof to what Iran is trying to do around us. Iran also cannot be aloof to what we can do against it.’…”

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