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Chief of Staff Benny Gantz said on Sunday that should Israel decide to strike Iran's nuclear facilities, the IDF would be prepared to carry out the mission. In respect to the Iranian threat, Gantz said that 2012 would be a critical year as Israel is the only country in the world facing open destruction threats by another state, which is also producing the means to carry them out. Gantz noted however that this did not mean that he would be ordering the army's Air Force chief to strike Iran "now." When asked whether Israel faces an existential threat at this time, Gantz said that the potential exists, but at this time it was not the case.