Israel hints at covert action against Iran | Whyalla news
The IDF chief has pledged to step up actions, including covert operations, against Iran and its nuclear program.
Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi said Israel and its intelligence community “are working against Iran’s regional entrenchment throughout the Middle East.”
“Operations to destroy Iranian capabilities will continue – in various arenas and at all times,” he said at a ceremony in which the military appointed Major General Aharon Haliva as the new leader. intelligence.
“Operational plans against Iran’s nuclear program will continue to evolve and improve,” he said.
Israel views Iran as its greatest threat, citing the Islamic Republic’s military presence in neighboring Syria, its support for hostile militant groups, and its development of long-range missiles capable of striking Israel.
Israel suspects Iran of trying to develop a nuclear bomb – a charge Iran denies – and has vowed to prevent that from happening. The country has been implicated in a series of attacks on Iranian scientists and nuclear facilities over the past decade, but neither confirms nor denies this involvement.
Lt. Gen. Kohavi spoke as Israel’s national security adviser Eyal Hulata was in Washington for talks with his US counterpart Jake Sullivan.
Israel has opposed US efforts to renew an international nuclear pact with Iran that collapsed after then-President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018.
According to a statement, Sullivan said the United States believed diplomacy was the best way to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, but was ready to look to other options if that failed. .
Associated Australian Press