Military strikes would not stop Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons but could effectively delay it, a former Israeli air force chief said. “You cannot eliminate an idea, a national will. But you can delay progress on a nuclear program with the appropriate military action,” David Ivry, who masterminded Israel’s 1981 air strike on the Iraqi reactor at Osirak, told Reuters on Monday.
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