In a recent interview with Israel’s Army Radio, the IDF’s top general, Herzi Halevi, stated that Israel has the capability to strike Iran’s nuclear sites without assistance from the United States. “We know how to act alone. We are a sovereign nation that reserves the right to make its own decisions. It would be good to have the United States on our side, but it is not an obligation,” Halevi said.
His comments come amid growing concerns over Iran’s nuclear program and escalating tensions between Israel and Tehran. The two nations have been engaged in a long-standing conflict, with Israel viewing Iran as a major security threat due to its support for terrorist groups and its pursuit of nuclear weapons.
Halevi’s statement also reflects Israel’s longstanding policy of maintaining its own security and relying on its own military capabilities, rather than being dependent on the support of other nations. However, the United States has traditionally been a strong ally of Israel and has provided significant military and diplomatic support over the years.
Despite this, Halevi’s remarks underscore Israel’s willingness to take unilateral action to protect its national security interests and may signal a shift towards a more independent foreign policy approach when dealing with Iran.
The situation in the Middle East remains tense, with both Israel and Iran maintaining a high state of readiness amid fears of a potential military conflict. As the situation continues to evolve, it remains to be seen how Israel’s relationship with the Biden administration and its approach to regional security will develop in the coming months and years.