Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid (right) in a meeting with Mossad Director David Barnea (September 2022)

Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid (right) in a meeting with Mossad Director David Barnea

Israel Won’t Stand By Idly As Iran Deceives World - Mossad To CIA

Friday, 09/09/2022

Mossad chief David Barnea has shared "sensitive intelligence materials" with heads of CIA, FBI, Pentagon and other top officials, warning US against being cheated by the Islamic Republic’s lies.

Barnea, who wrapped up on Thursday a trip to Washington for high-level talks as part of Israeli efforts against reviving the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA), held meetings with CIA chief William Burns, FBI Director Christopher Wray, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley and some senior officials at the State Department.

According to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Mossad chief showed the officials “sensitive intelligence materials” and stressed “Israel will not be able to stand idly by while Iran continues to deceive the world.” “The enrichment of uranium to 60% means that they now have the tools and can make at least one nuclear bomb,” Barnea told US officials.

“The director of the Mossad heard from his counterparts that the US remains committed to the security of the State of Israel,” the statement read, adding that “The Americans emphasized that they will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon and that they will continue to act in full cooperation with the State of Israel with regards to regional issues in the Middle East concerning the security of the State of Israel.” 

Barnea is the third Mossad chief who has fought against Iran’s nuclear dealover the last decade in visits to Washington. Tamir Pardo in 2012, before the interim deal that led to the JCPOA, and Yossi Cohen in April 2021, in the heat of America's first round of negotiations to return to the deal, tried to dissuade Washington from signing an agreement with Iran.

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