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Iran nuclear deal is best option, says Israeli general

 The Times, Israel’s former nuclear chief has expressed support for the nuclear deal with Iran and criticised the attempts of President Trump and Binyamin Netanyahu, Israel’s prime minister, to try to tear up the agreement.

Uzi Eilam, 83, a retired brigadier-general who for a decade was director-general of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission, said that while he had no doubt that Iran wanted to develop nuclear weapons the agreement signed in July 2015 was “the best of options”.

Mr Eilam, who was also chief scientist of the defence ministry, has been an outspoken critic of the Netanyahu government’s policy on Iran and its campaign against the nuclear deal championed by President Obama.

“The most critical element is fissile material. When you don’t have fissile material you don’t…(subscribers only) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/iran-nuclear-deal-is-best-option-says-israeli-general-mdws8gnc6

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September 30, 2017 - Posted by | Iran, Israel, politics international

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