IDF Sees Chance to Halt Iranian Entrenchment in Region with Soleimani Gone

(Times of Israel) Judah Ari Gross - Israeli Military Intelligence believes the killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani represents a significant opportunity to counter Tehran's growing aggressiveness in the region. The IDF believes Soleimani's death has the potential to allow Israel to curb or halt Iran's efforts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and its continued attempts to transfer technology needed for Hizbullah to produce its own precision-guided missiles within Lebanon. Access to large numbers of highly accurate missiles would represent a significant threat to Israeli national security, second only to the danger posed by an Iranian nuclear weapon, Israeli officials have said. On the nuclear front, the IDF does not believe that Iran is currently interested in rapidly "breaking out" and developing an atomic bomb as quickly as possible.

2020-01-17 00:00:00

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