Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims that the Iran nuclear deal would “threaten the survival” of the Israel.
Efraim Halevy, the former head of Israeli intelligence agency Mossad, says Iran does not pose a threat to Israel.
Responding to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s argument that the Iran nuclear deal would “threaten the survival” of the country, Halevy says there is no “existential threat” to Israel, including from Iran.
The former intelligence chief also says he does not know if Israel has nuclear weapons.
“In order to be head of Mossad, I don’t have to be a person who knows whether we have nukes or not,” Halevy tells Mehdi Hasan.
Watch more from Mehdi Hasan’s interview with Efraim Halevy in which they discuss Israeli politics, the peace process and Halevy’s time in the Mossad.
Feature photo | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu draws a red line on an illustration describing Iran’s ability to create a nuclear weapon as he addresses the 67th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York, September 27, 2012. Keith Bedford | Reuters
Source | Al Jazeera
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