Monday 12 September 2022 – 12:32
The head of the Israeli intelligence service (Mossad), David Barnea, said Monday that his service had foiled dozens of Iranian terrorist plots against Israeli businessmen, tourists and diplomats.
“We caught armed Iranian terrorists in Cyprus and Turkey, and were able to prevent an attack minutes before it was carried out,” the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth quoted on its website. Barnea said at a conference on terrorism held at Reichmann. University.
The head of the Israeli intelligence service said that the Iranian nuclear deal, in its current form, is based on lies, adding that “Tehran is trying to acquire a nuclear weapon that would endanger our existence, and the deal will provide it with a more easy”. path with international legitimacy”.
He stressed that “Iran must stop its deception that has been going on for years, and the world must demand the truth.”
He claimed that if a deal were signed, Iran would receive immediate funding estimated at $6 billion, in addition to at least $90 million annually.
Efforts are underway to revive the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran. Israel wants to avoid reviving the agreement at all costs because it feels the existential threat from Iran. He considers the agreement insufficient, which aims to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb.
The United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018, during the term of its former president, Donald Trump.