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July 4, 2015 1:30 pm

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: www.uskowioniran.com.

Iranian Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari. Photo: www.uskowioniran.com.

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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  • Genghis Cohen

    Almost exactly 31 years ago, eight F16’s of the Israeli Air Force demolished Saddam Hussein’s nuclear facilities in an amazingly complex raid. At today’s stakes, Iran’s brazen boasts of nuclear capabilities cannot be dismissed; nor can Israel manage such another foray. But, without sanctions and without true presidential grit, Israel seems left to its own contrivances.

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