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Israel Strategic Affairs Chief Says Nuke Deal Would Empower Iran to Take Over Middle East

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Iranian Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari. Photo:

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The prospective nuclear deal with Iran would empower it to take over the Middle East and trigger a regional nuclear arms race, a senior Israeli official warned in an interview published Friday.

Ram Ben Barak, director general of the Strategic Affairs Ministry and a leading candidate to be the next head of Israel’s Mossad spy agency, told the Makor Rishon newspaper that “the deal which is about to be signed will allow Iran to decide by itself when it will be nuclear [armed], and that is the most problematic.”

Read full story at The Times of Israel.

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