Israel IAF Commander Warns to Strike Iran “Tomorrow If Needed”

The incoming Israel Air Force (IAF) commander, General Tomer Bar said Wednesday that they could launch airstrikes against Iran’s nuclear installations as early as tomorrow if necessary.

Speaking to Yediot Aharonot magazine,  Bar assumed the strike will happen in his time. 

“My shoulders already understand the weight of the responsibility,” said Bar, who currently commands the Force Design Directorate.

Bar said that the situation is “not black and white” when he was referring to the lack of budget hindering the Israel Defense Force’s (IDF) preparations for a possible strike on Iran, 

“From the moment I sat here at the head of the Force Design Directorate, and the chief of staff spoke with me, the mission of the ‘third circle’ (Iran) was there,” added Bar. 

Bar said they are not starting from zero as the IDF has already equipped with F-35s and the Iron Dome system. 

In regards to the US refusal to deliver two KC-46 tanker aircraft to Israel, Bar said that the IDF is currently examining the reason for the refusal.

“The US is more than an acquaintance, and they have a desire to form deep and real cooperation. I do not know the reason for the refusal, but I have not yet exhausted the possibility of getting at least two refuellers in advance.” Bar added.

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