'Don't rule out any way to stop Iran'|
JPost.com Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
Mar. 27, 2008
Iran is a threat to the entire Middle East and the free world and all
deterrence measures should be considered, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen.
Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday night.
During a meeting with US Senator Daniel Inouye, Chairman of the US
Subcommittee on Defense, Ashekenazi said that the continuing development of
Iranian nuclear capabilities and its long-range missile technology is Israel and
the region's principal and most potent threats.
The chief of staff stressed the fact that Iran provides sponsorship,
guidance, weapons and funding for terrorist organizations led by Hizbullah and
Ashekenazi noted the increase in Hizbullah's advanced weapons arsenal with
significant assistance from Iran and Syria.
Inouye acquiesced with the chief of staff's assessments, adding, "I think
that when the US helps Israel it actually helps itself".
The chief of staff presented Inouye with a Special Merit Certificate on
behalf of the IDF, its commanders and soldiers, in appreciation for the
senator's personal support and contribution to Israel's security.
The meeting was also attended by US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones, as
well as Inouye's associates.
Original article: Jerualem Post
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