Israeli strike on Iran may be no more than a couple of months away

In Israeli military strike on Iran may be just weeks or at most a couple of months away, a former Israeli intelligence chief said Friday, while stressing that he personally did not think the time was right for an Israeli attack.

“It seems to me,” said Aharon Zeevi Farkash, former head of Military Intelligence in the IDF, “that [an Israeli attack] could come in the near future… that is, weeks or a couple of months.”

Farkash was speaking a day after Israel’s veteran former Mossad chief, Efraim Halevy, told Israel Radio that, “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.”

Asked whether an Israeli strike would lead to war, Farkash responded: “Absolutely.”

Interviewed on Israel’s Channel 2 News, he added, “The Iranians have to understand” that if they don’t halt their nuclear drive, “they will ultimately have to absorb a blow to their main military sites, from an international coalition, or from the US, or perhaps from Israel.”

Personally, Farkash added, he did not think the time was yet right for a resort by Israel to military action. The decision-makers should “think twice,” he said.

Farkash was speaking a day after Israel’s veteran former Mossad chief, Efraim Halevy, told Israel Radio that, “If I were an Iranian, I would be very fearful of the next 12 weeks.”

Halevy, who is also a former national security adviser and ambassador, added that Israel’s threats of military action had a certain “credibility” and “seriousness.”

Read More: Times of Israel

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