MADRID, Sep. 12 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Mossad chief David Barnea warned on Monday that a possible revival of the nuclear deal with Iran “will not give Tehran immunity” from the agency’s operations, before stressing that Israel “will not participate in this farce.”
“The deal is based on lies from Iran. Iran has tried to get hold of a nuclear weapon that endangers Israel’s existence. The deal will help them achieve it easily with legitimacy from the international community,” he said.
Barnea, who has spoken at an event at the Reichman University in Herzliya – his first public speech since taking office in June 2021 -, has stressed that “even if the agreement is signed, it will not give immunity (to Iran) of Mossad operations.
“We will not participate in this farce. We will not close our eyes to a proven truth. The Iranian regime will not have immunity,” he explained, while emphasizing that “the Iranian leadership must understand that attacks against Israel or Israelis, whether direct or through ‘proxies’, it will receive a painful response against those responsible on Iranian soil.”
“We will not persecute the ‘proxies’, but those who armed them and gave them orders, which will happen in Iran,” he warned, before accusing Iran of carrying out “state terrorism” operations on the orders of the leader. Iranian Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
For this reason, he has reiterated that “nuclear talks are not a limiting factor” for Israel. “On the contrary. Terrorist activity is expanding both on US soil and in Europe, which is happening during the negotiations in Vienna,” she said.
In this sense, Barnea has said that it is “planned, systematic and strategic terrorism” and has argued that “terrorism is used by Iran as a substitute for diplomacy”, as reported by the newspaper ‘The Times of Israel’ .
“Terrorism serves to help the regime survive, prevents any change on the part of the Iranian public, undermines the sovereignty of its neighbors and discourages them from cooperating with Israel. Terrorism is used to extort money from countries around the world,” he said. explained.
Barnea has revealed that the Mossad has broken up “dozens” of Iranian attacks against Israelis and Jews abroad, including countries such as Cyprus, Turkey and Colombia. “In all cases, those responsible were caught in possession of the means to kill,” she said.
Finally, he has reiterated that “there are attempts to harm US officials on US soil”, in apparent reference to the alleged Iranian plan to assassinate former National Security Adviser John Bolton and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Source: Europa Press