Israeli Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi warned American officials against rejoining the Iranian nuclear deal while in Washington.
“The Chief of the General Staff emphasized the shortcomings of the current nuclear agreement, which will allow Iran to make significant progress related to centrifuges as well as to substantially enhance the amount and quality of enriched matter over the next few years, also emphasizing the lack of supervision in terms of nuclear proliferation,” Israeli occupation military’s Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement.
The Israeli top military officer “explained the threat created by returning to the original nuclear agreement and emphasized that all measures should be taken to prevent Iran from achieving military nuclear capabilities,” the statement added, as reported by The Jerusalem Post.
Kochavi is in Washington on a four-day visit and is holding meetings with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, head of the US Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, and head of the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) Gen. Richard Clark.
In light of the close alliance between the Zionist entity and the United States, it is rare for a chief of staff to make public remarks about political issues or to criticize the foreign policies of allies.
Kochavi visited the Pentagon on Monday to meet with US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“Cooperation between the [US and Israeli] armies is a multiplier of power and mutual interest that has been growing in recent years. We will continue to work together against common threats in the Middle East,” Kochavi said, as quoted by i24News.
Source: Israeli media