Halutz: Iran nukes an existential threat to Israel

IDF Chief of Staff, Maj.-Gen. Dan Halutz, said on Tuesday evening that Israel's very existence would be under threat if Iran continued with its present policy of nuclear arms development. "We need to be fearful of those who call for the destruction of Israel and of the moment when they possess the means to carry out their wishes," he said. At the same time, Halutz attempted to quash rumors of a planned Israeli preemptive strike, saying that military action is not yet on the agenda.