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IDF Chief Gantz: Islamic Fundamentalism is What Makes Iran “Dangerous”

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: wiki commons.

Benny Gantz, chief of staff for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), said Wednesday that Islamic fundamentalism in Iran is a “dangerous” factor when coupled with the country’s development of nuclear capability.

Gantz called Iran’s leadership “rational” in an interview with Haaretz, saying he believes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei most likely realizes that building a nuclear bomb would be “a mistake” and doubting that Khamenei would “go the extra mile” past developing nuclear capability.

However, Gantz said that, “such a capability, in the hands of Islamic fundamentalists who at particular moments could make different calculations, is dangerous.”

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