Mossad chief says bad deal with Iran intolerable, vows it won’t ‘ever’ have nukes

Mossad chief David Barnea says a bad nuclear deal between world powers and Iran is “intolerable” for Israel, and vows that Iran will never have nuclear weapons.

“It’s clear that there’s no need for uranium enriched to 60% for civilian purposes,” says Barnea at a ceremony at the president’s residence honoring exceptional Mossad agents. “There’s no need for three enrichment sites. There’s no need for thousands of active centrifuges — unless, that is, there is an intention to develop nuclear weapons….

“A bad deal, which I hope will not be made, is intolerable to us,” Barnea says. “Iran is striving for regional hegemony, wages terrorism that we are blocking every day around the world, and is continuously threatening stability in the Middle East.

“Our eyes are open, we are prepared, and we will do with our partners in the security establishment everything that is necessary to alleviate the threat against Israel and thwart it by any means,” he adds.

Mossad chief David Barnea at a ceremony marking his taking the helm of the agency, on June 1, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

“Iran will not have nuclear weapons — not in the coming years, not ever. That is my promise, that is Mossad’s promise.”

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