Brig. Gen. Itai Brun, the head of the IDF Military Intelligence’s Research Division, said Monday that there are 170,000 rockets and missiles currently trained on Israel, the majority of which are short-range rockets located in Lebanon, Syria and the Gaza Strip.

In his speech at the 14th annual Herzliya Conference, Brun also spoke about Iran’s nuclear program.

“It is very possible that Iran and the world powers that are negotiating with it are moving toward signing a permanent nuclear deal sometime later this year, ” Brun said. “In the meantime, Iran is abiding by the interim agreement and the pressures it is under, mainly the economic crisis, are leading it toward a dialogue, which we regard as serious-minded, on a permanent agreement.” […]