A day after meeting with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Israeli Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said on Tuesday that Israel and the United States should accelerate joint plans for offensive operations against Iran. “We are at a critical juncture that requires accelerating operational plans and cooperation against Iran and its terrorist proxies in the region,” Aviv Kochavi said in a statement.
Israel has long pushed the United States to consider a military option, and US President Joe Biden said in July that he was ready to use force if necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
Israeli officials have also warned of Iran’s proxies in the region, from Lebanon’s Hezbollah to Yemen’s Houthis. Thus, Iran announced that it had begun to do so It produces 60% of the enriched uranium at the Fordow plantIn a new departure from its obligations towards the superpowers, it was decided after a crucial decision taken by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Last year, Iran already announced that it had begun producing 60% of the enriched uranium at the Natanz site (center), which is close to the 90% needed to produce an atomic bomb. This 60% threshold greatly exceeds the 3.67% threshold set by the 2015 agreement between Tehran and the major powers aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.