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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 12:15 PM


Israel Forces ‘Ready To Hit Iran If Ordered’ [View all]

Source: Agence France-Presse

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces are carrying out more special operations beyond the country’s borders and will be ready to attack Iran’s nuclear sites if ordered, the chief-of-staff said in an interview on Sunday.

In an extract from an interview with the top-selling Yediot Aharanot daily, Lieutenant General Benny Gantz said that 2012 would be a critical year in efforts to halt what Israel and much of the international community believe is an Iranian nuclear arms programme.

“We think that a nuclear Iran is a very bad thing, which the world needs to stop and which Israel needs to stop — and we are planning accordingly,” Gantz said.

“In principle, we are ready to act.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/22/israel-forces-ready-to-hit-iran-if-ordered/

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