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Published on October 7th, 2011 | by Jasmin Ramsey

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Meir Dagan says Iran nuclear threat is overhyped

The former Mossad chief added that a military strike is not Israel’s best option and that Israeli actions have contributed to its own deteriorating strategic situation:

Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said Monday that a military strike on Iran was “far from being Israel’s preferred option,” telling the Council for Peace and Security that “there are currently tools and methods that are much more effective.”

Dagan also said Iran’s nuclear program was still far from the point of no return, and that Iran’s situation is “the most problematic it has been in since the revolution” in 1979.

But Israel’s strategic situation is also “the worst in its history,” he warned, adding that Israel itself has contributed a lot to this deterioration. As an example, he cited Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon’s decision to humiliate the Turkish ambassador last year by demonstratively seating him on a low chair.

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Jasmin Ramsey is an Iranian-born journalist based in Washington, DC.



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