Mossad Chief Wanted to Size up U.S. Reaction to Israeli Strike on Iran
Mossad chief Tamir Pardo’s visit to Washington last month was meant to get a feel for how the Obama administration would react to a unilateral Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, The Daily Beast reported on Monday.
Quoting a U.S. official who was involved in the high-level meetings between Pardo and senior U.S. officials in Washington, the report said Pardo wanted “to take the pulse” of the Obama administration to see what the consequences would be if Israel moved forward with a military strike on Iran despite U.S. objections.
The U.S. official told The Daily Beast that Pardo raised several questions with his hosts, including, “What is [Washington’s] posture on Iran? Are we [the U.S.] ready to bomb? Would we [do so later]? What does it mean if [Israel] does it anyway?”