Top Israeli general: ‘Action’ is on the horizon over Iran nuclear work


The top Israeli general has raised questions about Iranian nuclear work. He has revealed that there are negative developments on the horizon over Iran’s nuclear work.

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On Tuesday, Lt Gen Herzi Halevi, chief of Israel’s armed forces, raised the prospect of “action” against Iran, despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s National Security Adviser, Tzachi Hanegb, playing down any immediate threat posed by Iranian nuclear work.

The chief of Israel’s armed forces said in a speech, “Iran has advanced with uranium enrichment further than ever before … there are negative developments on the horizon that could bring about [military] action.”

Gen Halevi told the Herzliya Conference, an international security forum, about a new underground nuclear facility being dug by Iranian authorities.

Reportedly, experts are divided over the capability of the Israeli military in dealing with Iranian nuclear. According to sources, Israel might use countries on Iran’s borders as springboards for strikes and attacks.

Reportedly, Iranian authorities are building a new underground site in the Zagros Mountains, a mountain range in the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to The Associated Press news agency, Iran was digging tunnels in the mountain near the Natanz nuclear site, which was hit by an explosion and fire in July 2020.

The Israeli general said, “This, of course, limits the capacity to carry out an attack, relative to above-ground facilities, which is of course easier.”

In March this year, the United Nations nuclear watchdog, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), found uranium particles enriched up to 83.7% at underground Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant.

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Massimo Aparo, a top IAEA official, also visited Iran to check “the alleged enrichment rate” at the plant. IAEA expressed concern about Iran’s uranium stockpile. The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog, Rafael Grossi, also expressed concern over the uranium enrichment at the nuclear plant.



Raven Ruma is a professional journalist with a keen eye on domestic and foreign situations. His favorite pastime is to keep the public informed about the current situation through his pen and he is fulfilling this responsibility through the platform of Arab News.

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