Former IAF chief: Even if Iran achieves nuclear weapon, the situation won't remain forever

October 26, 2013 13:48


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"Even if we reach a situation in which we are too late and Iran already has nuclear weapons, it does not mean this situation will remain forever," former IAF commander Ido Nehushtan said at a cultural event in Beersheba on Saturday according to Israel Radio.

Nehushtan also asserted that both carrots and sticks are needed in nuclear talks with Iran - sanctions alone are not enough, and it is therefore important to have a real threat of a military strike against Tehran.

The former IAF chief stressed the strike itself is not the goal, it is a means to an end.

"No one wants [to use] the military option. [A strike] happens when the alternative is worse. There is no knowing what will happen following a military strike."

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