Gantz spoke of the situation during an interview broadcast Thursday on local media website Ynet, during which he reaffirmed recent comments Israel made that highlight the threat Iran could pose to the nation in the near future.
"Iran is seeking to present Israel with a multi-faceted challenge," Gantz said, urging the international community to work with Israel to curb Iran’s actions. "It's obvious we are capable of doing a lot more, and we hope we won't be dragged into it."
When asked whether Israel is prepared to strike Iran, Gantz said, "Yes," according to Al Jazeera.
"Iran is a global and regional problem and an Israeli challenge," Gantz explained. "We state this clearly: Any foolish act against Iran will be met with a decisive response. Don’t test us."
Israel claimed Sunday it had provided "hard evidence" to allies that Iran was behind the drone strike on an Israeli-managed tanker, Mercer Street.
"We are in very close contact, in coordination, with the United Kingdom, Israel, Romania and other countries. And there will be a collective response," Blinken told reporters at a press appearance at the State Department.
Israel again rang the alarm over Iran on Wednesday, when Gantz reportedly warned U.N. Security Council diplomats that Iran is "only 10 weeks away from acquiring weapons-grade materials necessary for a nuclear weapon," according to the Jerusalem Post.
"Therefore, it is time to act," he added. "The world must apply economic sanctions and take operative action against the Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps."