Gantz: Iran Can Produce Nuclear Bomb Within Two Weeks

Defense Minister Benny Gantz. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Outgoing Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Thursday that if a decision is made in Tehran, Iran can be in possession of a nuclear bomb within just two weeks.

Speaking to the military attachés of 30 countries, Gantz said Iran had carried out 16 attacks against civilian targets in the Red Sea and the Gulf in recent years, which called for the world to take action.

“Just last month we saw a strike carried out on a civilian ship off the coast of Oman,” Gantz said. “Iran is a threat to the entire world and not just a challenge for Israel,” he said.

The outgoing minister thanked the representatives of the international community for their cooperation in advancing defense cooperation as well as defense industry deals.

“We’ve taken steps to bolster the Palestinian Authority,” he said. “We can see the problems the PA has in exerting its authority and will take extensive action against terror gangs that not only target Israelis, but also harm Palestinian residents,” Gantz told the diplomats.

He added that Israel was advancing plans to supply Ukraine with early warning systems in their fight against the Russian invasion and repeated the government’s position that condemns Russian attacks on the civilian population.

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