Gallant: Israel May Have to Act in Face of ‘Intensifying’ Iranian Threats


Defense Minister Yoav Gallant. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned Thursday that Israel may be required to act in the face of “intensifying” threats against her, notably recent developments regarding Iran’s nuclear program.

“The dangers facing the State of Israel are intensifying and we may be required to fulfill our duty in order to protect the integrity of Israel and especially the future of the Jewish people,” Gallant said during a ceremony for the promotion of two new major generals.

“The tasks are heavy and the challenges are great. The reality in which we find ourselves is complex, but the State of Israel, the IDF, and all the security agencies will know what to do to ensure Israel’s security in the present and in the future, with the help of you, the current and joining members of the General Staff,” the defense minister added.

On Wednesday, Iran resolved two outstanding inquiries from the International Atomic Energy Agency over highly enriched uranium particles and a site where man-made uranium was found, easing pressure slightly on Tehran, according to the Associated Press.

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