Military chief Dan Halutz said he believes the world has the military might to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. Halutz said that if Iran obtains nuclear capability, it will constitute a threat to Israel’s existence. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has repeatedly spoken out against Israel and threatened to wipe it “off the map.” While Israeli government and military officials had been very vocal in calling for action against Iran, they have toned down their comments in recent weeks, wishing to take a low profile as the world proceeds in its efforts to stop the Iranian program.
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