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Outgoing Mossad chief: Iran won’t have nuclear capability before 2015

By Yossi Melman, HAARETZ Service

January 6, 2011 | 5:59 pm

Meir Dagan retired Thursday.

Meir Dagan retired Thursday.

Meir Dagan, who retired from his post as Mossad chief on Thursday after eight years, does not believe Iran will have nuclear capability before 2015.

In a summary given to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Dagan said Iran was a long way from being able to produce nuclear weapons, following a series of failures that had set its program back by several years.
Meir Dagan

Dagan handed over the job to his successor, Tamir Pardo, in the Prime Minister’s Bureau Thursday morning, after having parted from the ministers during last Sunday’s cabinet session.

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