Published On: Thu, Apr 5th, 2018

Israeli Spy Agency Chief 100 Percent Certain Iran Seeks Nuclear Bomb

Mossad chief warns Iran 'has never abandoned its military nuclear vision.' Failure to change or cancel Iran deal will create an existential threat for Israel.

Director of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen (Photo Gil Yohanan)

Yossi Cohen, head of Mossad the Israeli spy agency is “100 percent certain” that the Islamic Republic remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the international community must change or throw its nuclear deal with Iran, according to Associated Press.

In closed meetings with senior officials, Yossi Cohen called the nuclear deal a “terrible mistake,” saying it allows Iran to keep key elements of its nuclear program intact and will remove self-control in a few years.

“Then Iran will be able to enrich enough uranium for an arsenal of nuclear bombs,” Cohen said, according to the meeting participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing a classified security matter.

Cohen also criticized the decision to lift sanctions on Iran, saying it has resulted in “significantly increased” aggression by Iran, and noted Iran’s continued development of long-range ballistic missiles.

“As head of the Mossad, I am 100 percent certain that Iran has never abandoned its military nuclear vision for a single instant. This deal enables Iran to achieve that vision,” Cohen said, according to Associated Press. “That is why I believe the deal must be completely changed or scrapped. Failure to do so would be a grave threat to Israel’s security.”

Iran nuclear deal has sparked some debate inside Israel’s security community, with some voices pointing to positive aspects of the deal in that it has delayed Iran’s nuclear development.

 

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