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Israeli military draws up new plans against Iran, top commander says

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said attack plans should be "on the table" given Iran's recent violations of the nuclear accord.
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 12: IDF Chief Aviv Kochavi makes a statemnent on November 12, 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Israeli Air Force kills Islamic Jihad Commander, Abu Al-Ata in his home in Gaza.  (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Israel’s top military commander said Iran’s recent nuclear activity has prompted Israel to redraw its attack plans against the country, adding that military action needs to “be on the table.”  

Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces, warned Tuesday that Iran may be “only weeks” away from developing a nuclear bomb. Tehran, which since 2018 has repeatedly violated its obligations under the nuclear accord, announced in December that it had resumed 20% uranium enrichment at the underground Fordow facility. Earlier this month, Iran said it had begun developing uranium metal, a fuel used in nuclear reactors that can also be used to manufacture a nuclear warhead. 

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