Mossad chief Meir Dagan, left, and Kadima MK Tzachi Hanegbi attending a meeting of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee at the Knesset on Monday.
The head of the Mossad espionage agency, Meir Dagan, on Monday told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons by 2009 or 2010.
He said that Iran in June began serious efforts to enrich uranium, and aspires in 2007 to acquire another 3,000 centrifuges, which will be located in bunkers.
“If Iran’s nuclear programme continues at its current pace, they will succeed in having a bomb within three of four years,” Dagan was quoted as telling the commission Monday.
The general had in November 2003 told the same commission that Iran’s nuclear programme constituted “the greatest threat” to Israel since its creation in 1948.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has on a number of occasions said Israel will “not tolerate” an Iran with nuclear weapons capability.
Tick Tock Tick Tock
As the feckless and useless United Nations Security Council struggles with wording for a sanction resolution, the centrifuges at Natanz spin and enrich uranium.
The “POINT OF NO RETURN” is imminent.
The Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.