Former Mossad Chief: Netanyahu’s Iran Policy Was a ‘Dismal Failure’

Speaking on the Haaretz Weekly podcast, former Mossad chief Efraim Halevy explained how Netanyahu’s tactics brought Iran closer than ever to a nuclear weapon and suggested that Israel should negotiate with Hamas

Former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a “big mistake” by trying to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal as it brought Tehran closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, said Efraim Halevy, the former Mossad chief during Netanyahu’s first term as prime minister.

Speaking on the Haaretz Weekly podcast, Halevy said, “I have always thought that it was a grave mistake to pressure the previous President of the United States, Donald Trump, to leave the agreement, to more or less cancel the United States’ involvement in this aspect of the relationship with Iran.

“I thought it was a big mistake and the fact of the matter is if we look at the events which took place [since Trump exited] the agreement on behalf of the United States, the situation versus Iran has become all that much worse.”

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