Gantz: IDF will follow orders to attack Iran if given

July 31, 2012 18:03


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The IDF will carry out orders to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities if it receives orders to do so from the government, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said on Tuesday, dismissing reports that he is opposed to such a strike.

“We tell the political echelon what we thing and we will do what we are told,” Gantz said during a visit to the Tel Hashomer Military Induction Center. “None of the reports came from me.”

Gantz was referring to a report Tuesday morning in Yediot Ahronot citing US officials as claiming that the top defense leadership in Israel including Gantz, Mossad chief Tamir Pardo and Israel Air Force commander Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel, are opposed to an attack against Iran.

“I am not in favor of discussing disagreements if there are such but I am in favor of telling the government what I think,” he said.

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