Israel’s Mossad Chief ‘100 Percent Certain’ Iran is Still Pursuing Nuclear Bombs
“As head of the Mossad, I am 100 percent certain that Iran has never abandoned its military nuclear vision for a single instant.”
Another blow to President Obama’s beloved Iran nuclear deal, so it’s no wonder it’s not plastered all over the news.
Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency chief Yossi Cohen is “100 percent certain” that Iran has not abandoned the idea of possessing a nuclear bomb.
From The Associated Press:
Cohen called the nuclear deal a “terrible mistake,” saying it allows Iran to keep key elements of its nuclear program intact and will remove other restraints in a few years.
“Then Iran will be able to enrich enough uranium for an arsenal of nuclear bombs,” Cohen said, according to the meeting participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing a classified security matter.
Cohen also criticized the deal’s easing of sanctions, saying it has resulted in “significantly increased” aggression by Iran, and noted Iran’s continued development of long-range ballistic missiles.
“As head of the Mossad, I am 100 percent certain that Iran has never abandoned its military nuclear vision for a single instant. This deal enables Iran to achieve that vision,” Cohen said. “That is why I believe the deal must be completely changed or scrapped. The failure to do so would be a grave threat to Israel’s security.”
But we were told Israel loved the deal…
Head of Mossad: Iran nuclear deal “a terrible mistake.” Quite embarrassing for Obama officials, who have spent past two years claiming “Israeli security establishment” loves the deal https://t.co/6F7TgCf1Ls pic.twitter.com/s5ag912fEe
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) April 4, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has never liked the deal and has insisted that Iran remains a top threat to the country.
The comments come about a month before Trump’s May 12 deadline of renegotiating parts of the deal. The AP also reported that his aides have started to prepare “for the likelihood” that Trump will withdraw America from the deal:
Still, with less than five weeks until President Donald Trump’s deadline, national security officials are exploring various “day after” scenarios. Those include how to sell a pullout as the correct strategy, how aggressively to reimpose U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the agreement and how to deal with Iranian and European fallout from such a step, according to officials, diplomats and outside advisers to the administration.
The planning is at an early stage but has taken on greater urgency as the clock ticks toward mid-May, when Trump has said he’ll walk away unless his concerns are addressed. Another catalyst is the anticipated arrival of two new Trump aides strongly opposed to the deal: Mike Pompeo and John Bolton.
Under the agreement, Iran promised “curbs and inspections on its nuclear program in exchange for relief from international sanctions.” Those who support the deal claim that it pushes back Iran’s nuclear program 10 to 15 years.
Despite the promises, Iran has not fully cooperated. Back in August, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley met with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to discuss US concerns about the deal. Iranian officials told IAEA not to share any information with Haley:
But Iranian officials argued that the meeting undermined “the independence and credibility” of the inspectors and warned the IAEA not to share extra information about the regime’s nuclear program.
“Any contribution to the destructive approach of the US Administration to undermine ‘successful implementation’ of the [nuclear deal], or sharing any information on Iran and its nuclear activities, which is not included in regular updates that Director General provides to the IAEA Board of Governors, with any third party including the U.S. government’s envoy will not be in conformity with the above-mentioned provision,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a letter to the IAEA.
A few months later, Haley accused Russia of protecting Iran from the nuclear inspections. From Fox News:
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley indicated Thursday that Russia was shielding Iran by blocking the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from verifying part of the deal. The IAEA initially revealed the news to a reporter in a Q&A. Meanwhile, under a requirement from Congress, Trump must choose whether to certify the deal by October 15.
Yukiya Amano, the IAEA Director General, told Reuters that his agency’s “tools are limited,” regarding verification of section T in the nuclear deal.
Section T of the Iran nuclear deal, which is also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), prohibits activities related to “design and development” of a nuclear weapon.
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I’m sure he’s right.
Time for Iran to come clean or get cleaned!
Obama be damned!
You have to be a deluded fool of bohnerian proportions to think otherwise.
Methinks that includes all the Democrats.
B-b-b-but we sent them an entire *aircraft* full of unmarked currency! And they turned over their hostages. Er… I mean Americans who just happened to be in their custody. Maybe if we did it again every few years, they would *really* stop, and turn over the additional US citizens they captured since the last bunch got ransomed.
Hillary 2020: Because what the world needs is… well, not that.
I’m all for Hillary 20/20 as long as they are not served concurrently.
Unsurprising … the fact that Iran could not be trusted was evident from the start … to any realist with a brain … unfortunately Obama had neither.
Obama really didn’t want them to give up their nuke research – remember, he’s the idiot who thinks the US needs to be cut down to size – to just be one nation among many. He sent that money to Iran to help them with their nuclear research.
“Idiot?” Don’t you mean, “traitor?”
Israel’s Mossad Chief in this case Captain Obvious
I have 10 times more confidence in Israeli intel services than our own.
I agree, but a big part of why ours are not effective was Obama and ridiculous political correctness. Think about how Obama was infusing all facets of our government with affirmatively incompetent PC hires.
“Israel’s Mossad Chief ‘100 Percent Certain’ Iran is Still Pursuing Nuclear Bombs”
So you’re saying he has more than two functioning brain cells? Good to know. Not sure it constitutes news, though. Mossad isn’t known for hiring idiots.
And we helped them pay for it.
To be fair, even if they constrain their ambitions to their borders, the Libya solution, the Serbian solution, the Ukrainian solution, the South African solution, are probably weighing heavy on their minds.
So this is news? It’s not like this tidbit is something that we should find surprising. So what’s next, the surprising realization that should Iran get a nuclear bomb that they would be more than willing to us it on Israel. Should this happen, then we could expect to see even an more revealing news headline of how a retaliation against Iran for their using a nuclear weapon on Israel represents an unfair attack upon the peace loving nation of Iran.
Fun Fact: The exact same negotiator that Bill Clinton employed to get his nuclear deal with North Korea (touted as preventing them ever being a nuclear power) was later hired by Obama to negotiate a similar deal with Iran.
Both deals have major similarities: Easing of sanctions, the continuation of work on nuclear weapons, the continuation of work on ICBM’s, and the absurd pretense by the US, UN and EU that the deal was essential to prevent that nation from becoming a nuclear power.
What those deals actually did was ENSURE they would become a nuclear power. The lifting of economic sanctions funded that, and the easing of UN inspections on military bases facilitated it.
They basically green-lit their nuclear program, in every conceivable way, in exchange for the mere temporary pretense that they had ended that program (ie. they would shut up about building their nukes until they had completed their program).
Of course, the Iranian weapons program is still going at full speed. There isn’t anything in the agreement that would cause them to break stride. The inspections allowed in the agreement are limited to a few civilian sites (all military installations are off limits), and require enough advance notice and specificity as to what is to be inspected that if they did want to look where anything prohibited was happening, there would be ample time to move it, hide it, etc. The whole thing is a fraud and a farce. If it could actually interfere with what they want to do, it would never have happened. They’ve just been paid to continue doing as they please.
Iran has forty plus hydroelectric dams. I think that everytime they take a hostage we should take one out per week until they release them in good health. If they maim a hostage we should take out five, and if they kill take out ten.
Another thing to consider, we know that we can slow or stop rising temperatures by causing particles to be spewed into the atmosphere, Iran or North Korea could be excellent sites for testing rather nukes, or better yet, nuke triggered eruptions as a means mitigating current temperature increases.
Engineered climate, an exciting new field of engineering, where even S-hole countries can serve humanities best interests.