Comments 14:05 03/08/2012

Israeli General: Israel unlikely to attack Iran right before US presidential elections

Ex-IDF intel chief, Major General Aharon Ze’evi Farkash fears an attack on Iran’s nuclear weapons program may be imminent but would be premature and lack the necessary international legitimacy, The Jerusalem Post reported, according to Fars News Agency.

Israel, he explains, will likely not want to attack right before the US presidential elections on November 6.

“I think that within this window it is difficult to imagine that something will happen a month before elections,” he said in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.

He warns that a strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities now would be wrong.

“The timing is not now since, even if it is successful, it will ruin the legitimacy that is needed,” he said.

“We are standing before five decisions on security... and we confront them all by ourselves at once,” he said.

These situations that must be dealt with include a possible attack against Iran, a possible attack to stop the proliferation of Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal, a growing terrorist threat in the Sinai Peninsula, a looming operation in the Gaza Strip to stop rocket attacks and the constant need to be prepared for a possible confrontation with Hezbollah and its 50,000 missiles.

 



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