JERUSALEM (AA): Israel’s army chief of staff has said Iran has made unprecedented progress in its uranium enrichment program.
“Iran has made more progress in the field of uranium enrichment than ever before. We are closely examining additional domains that lead to nuclear capability,” said Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi at the Herzliya Conference, according to an army statement on Tuesday.
“There are possible negative developments on the horizon that could lead to action,” he added.
Halevi stressed Israel’s “ability to hit Iran,” noting: “We are not indifferent to what Iran is trying to build around us, and it is difficult for Iran to be indifferent to the line we are taking.”
Meanwhile, Halevi said he considered that “Hezbollah has been deterred from an all-out war against Israel.”
“We have good readiness in the northern arena,” he said.
He also noted that “Iran uses Syria as a potential zone for combat with Israel.”
There was no comment from Iranian authorities on the statements.