A Ring of Threats to Israel Emanating from Iran

[Ha'aretz] Aluf Benn and Shmuel Rosner - As outgoing deputy defense minister Ephraim Sneh waited Tuesday for his successor, Matan Vilnai, Sneh expressed concern over what he saw as complacency vis-a-vis Iran. The Iranians are approaching zero hour of nuclear operability, which they are projected to achieve between 2009 and 2011. Sneh sees Israel as being surrounded by a ring of threats emanating from Iran and its military industries. The Palestinian Grad missile [Katyusha] that hits Ashkelon tomorrow - from Iran. The weapons stockpiled by Hizbullah - from Iran. The Syrian army's rearmament - bought with Iranian money. Above all, there are Iran's attempts to obtain nuclear weapons, which translates into an intolerable existential threat to Israel.

2007-07-06 01:00:00

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