In an interview with Bahraini newspaper Al-Ayyam, the IDF’s Maj. Gen. Tal Kalman said Israel hasn’t lost all hope for a peaceful solution to ending the Iranian nuclear program.
“We still believe in the need for a diplomatic solution and we believe that with the correct moves, which must be rigid — some of which have not yet been tried and some of which are diplomatic efforts — it is possible to return Iran to the negotiating table,” Kalman told Al-Ayyam.
“Part of my job is building Israeli plans and capabilities for a conflict with Iran. We don’t want conflict, we don’t want war,” he added.
“We want to resolve this issue diplomatically. But when you have in front of you a side that is aggressive, which is building military capabilities, we have to be preparing for other scenarios.”
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