Ya’alon: Terrorists wielding missiles, nuclear attacks face Israel

During his US visit, Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said on Tuesday that Israel now faces a wide variety of threats ranging from Islamic militants wielding missiles and rockets to nuclear attack. He was speaking with US Defense Secretary Ash Carter at the National Defense University in Washington. Carter emphasized the importance of the US-Israeli security relationship and the United States' commitment to maintaining close ties.

Ya’alon added: "The threat has been changed dramatically from conventional type warfare to what might be called super-conventional…weapons of mass destruction, or sub-conventional, like terror, rockets and missiles.”  Iran had not given up on its vision of a military nuclear capability, Ya’alon stressed.

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