'There’s Never Been Anything Like This': Israeli Military Chief's Iran Remarks Rattle Senior Officials

Yaniv Kubovich
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Army Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi’s statement Tuesday that a return to the nuclear pact with Iran “or even a similar agreement with a number of improvements, is bad and wrong,” was a cause for embarrassment in the Israeli security establishment. Senior officials said Kochavi had been wrong to make the statement at such a sensitive time, with an election scheduled for March 23 and as the Biden administration was just entering the White House and had not yet held official meetings with Israel.

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