Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mossad Chief '100 Percent Certain' Iran Seeks Nuclear Bomb

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Mossad Chief '100 Percent Certain' Iran Seeks Nuclear Bomb

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Iran nuclear deal a mistake, Israeli spy chief warns

The head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency is "100 percent certain" that Iran remains committed to developing a nuclear bomb and believes the world's other nations must change their nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

Yossi Cohen, who leads the spy agency, has been holding discussions about the Iranian nuclear program and delivered his assessment in a recent closed meeting with senior officials, according to a person who attended the meeting. Cohen called the nuclear deal a "terrible mistake," saying it allows Iran to keep key elements of its nuclear program intact.

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