Kochavi: Iran will continue to advance its nuclear program in 2013


In the view of Israel Military Intelligence, Iran is aiming for a capacity for nuclear breakout within a short time, but has not yet decided to build a bomb, said MI chief Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi in a lecture Thursday. The regime in Tehran is standing up to domestic grievances over the hardships caused by sanctions and is not about to change its nuclear policy. It rates the probability of attack as “not high.”

Bashar Assad’s allies, Iran and Hizballah, knowing his fate is sealed, have “flooded Syria with a militia of 50,000 fighters,” he said. For the first time, Israel faces “four active terrorism borders: Lebanon, Syria, Sinai and the Gaza Strip. The threat of security deterioration, caused either by us attacking, or a terrorist attack on us… is growing,” said Gen. Kochavi, adding that a total of 200,000 rockets and missiles are aimed at Israel by its enemies.

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