Former Mossad chief calls for end to Iran deal criticism
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Former Mossad chief calls for end to Iran deal criticism

Meir Dagan says it’s time to leave behind the very public clash with Washington over its agreement with Tehran

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, May 2011. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)
Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan, May 2011. (photo credit: Kobi Gideon/Flash90)

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan says it is time for Israel to stop criticizing the United States over the nuclear deal it and world powers struck with Iran.

Speaking Monday at the International Institute for Counterterrorism’s annual conference in the coastal city of Herzliya, Dagan said: “The problem is Iran, not President Obama.”

Dagan has been a fierce critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-line policies regarding Iran. He vocally opposed the prospect of an Israeli military strike against Iran’s nuclear facilities that Netanyahu is said to have supported.

Dagan said Israel made a “strategic decision” to adopt a policy against the United States and “it is time to end it.”

Dagan is a retired military general who headed Israel’s secretive Mossad agency from 2002-2011.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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