Ex-IDF intel chief: Some form of nuclear deal with Iran is ‘least bad’ option

Tamir Hayman says Tehran has reached unprecedented new capabilities since accord’s collapse: ‘The reality today is completely different from 2015’

May 28, 2022

Former Military Intelligence chief Tamir Hayman said Saturday he believed a return to some form of nuclear deal between Iran and world powers was preferable for Israel to no deal at all.

Speaking to Channel 12 news, Hayman said that “a framework of agreements” was the “least bad” option for Israel at the moment.”

Hayman did not elaborate on what that would entail.

The retired general noted that Iran now had capabilities it didn’t previously have in the nuclear field, though it was still some distance away from obtaining a bomb.

“The facts speak for themselves,” he said of Iran’s unprecedented levels of highly enriched uranium, as well as progress in other areas of nuclear research since the 2015 accord unraveled.

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