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Iranian war games continued on Wednesday with an announcement that Iran's "Ghadir" radar system was up and running.
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to a report from the FARS news agency, Ghadir, which can detect
aircraft, missiles and satellites at a distance of 1,100 k.m.
cited an Aerospace Corps commander who commented that Wednesday's
announcement marked the first time in history Iran had been able to able
to track airborne weaponry at such a distance.
On Tuesday, Former IDF Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin stated
that "the only existential threat to Israel in the year 2011 and in the
years that follow, is Iran," Army Radio reported. Yadlin made the
comments at a conference in Tel Aviv.
Yadlin said that if Iran succeeded in obtaining nuclear weapons,
additional Middle Eastern countries would subsequently become
The former Intel chief warned that a nuclear armed Iran would be much
more aggressive than the Islamic Republic currently is today.
Yadlin said that even the Israeli-Palestinian peace process would be
negatively affected if Iran succeeded in obtaining nuclear weapons.
Amos Yadlin was outspoken about the threat that Iran poses to Israel
during his five-year tenure as head of Military Intelligence. The
59-year-old veteran air force pilot handed over command of IDF Intel to
Aviv Kochavi in November. At his final briefing to the cabinet, Yadlin
said that Iran's threat to Israel was not solely the result of its