Mossad head’s secret Washington visit revealed in Senate hearing
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Mossad head’s secret Washington visit revealed in Senate hearing

Israel's spymaster visited US to discuss Iran with CIA chief, other top officials

Stuart Winer is a breaking news editor at The Times of Israel.

Mossad chief Tamir Pardo (photo credit: Yehoshua Yosef/Flash90)
Mossad chief Tamir Pardo (photo credit: Yehoshua Yosef/Flash90)

Secret meetings between the head of the Mossad and top Washington officials over Iran’s nuclear program were uncovered Tuesday during an open-door Senate hearing.

CIA Director David Petraeus told the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence he had met with Tamir Pardo earlier in the week. Committee chair Diane Feinstein added that she had met with Pardo as well. The meeting was broadcast live on television.

Petraeus told Feinstein that Israel saw the Iranian nuclear program as an existential threat but declined to tell the committee any details of his discussions with Pardo regarding a potential Israeli strike on Iran.

Feinstein did not expand on the details of her meeting with Pardo.

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