Former IDF chief: Iran doesn't pose existential threat

Former IDF Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General (res.) Dan Halutz said during the Herzliya Conference on security that Iran does not pose an existential threat to Israel.


"Iran poses a serious threat, but not an existential one," he said. "The use of this terminology is misleading. If it is intended to encourage a strike on Iran, it's a mistake. Force should be exerted only as a last resort." If a strike is carried out, he added, it should not be led by Israel. (Shiri Hadar)