Israel already in war with Iran
Israel has renewed its threat of a possible attack on Iran, saying Tel Aviv has the technological capability to target the Islamic Republic.
The remarks by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon show the use of stronger language in Tel Aviv’s war rhetoric against Iran.
“There is no doubt that the technological capabilities, which improved in recent years, have improved range and aerial refueling capabilities, and have brought about a massive improvement in the accuracy of ordnance and intelligence,” he said at a conference on air power in Herzliya.
“This capability can be used for a war on terror in Gaza, for a war in the face of rockets from Lebanon, for war on the conventional Syrian army, and also for war on a peripheral state like Iran,” he added.
Israel has repeatedly said that it is considering “all options,” including a military strike, to counter what it claims to be Iran’s “nuclear threat.”
Believed to be the sole possessor of nuclear arms in the Middle East, Israel along with the US and their Western allies accuse Iran, a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), of developing atomic weapons.
Iran has categorically denied the allegations, saying nuclear weapons have no place in the country’s political and religious doctrine.
Yaalon further said that considering the “overall situation” in the region, Israel was “already in a military confrontation with Iran.”
Tehran considers Israeli threats to be part of the psychological war waged by Tel Aviv on the country. Iran has stressed that any act of aggression by Israel would be met with a crushing response.