Israel's Mossad spy agency estimates Iran will develop a nuclear weapon within three years and continue to provide rockets to regional armed groups, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.
Mossad director Meir Dagan, in an intelligence assessment presented to Israel's powerful foreign affairs and defence committee on Monday, said the Jewish state would face increased threats on all fronts, Maariv daily said.
Dagan's estimate of Iran's nuclear ambitions differs sharply from an assessment by the US intelligence community late last year that said Iran had mothballed its nuclear weapons programme in 2003.
This is a major problem for Israel. They have to keep a close watch on Iran, while dealing with the reluctance of the US in dealing with Iran's nuclear program. One thing is for sure; we will know when Iran gets a nuke. They will use them. Or they will supply a terrorist organization with one. My only hope is that one does not end up here.
Look people, we need to get our heads out of the sand on this. Iran is at war with us the same as Al-Qaeda is. Whether we want to accept it or not. I understand the desire to have peace over there. The only problem is we do not have a choice in the matter. I know that is hard for a lot of Americans to accept. We will have to deal with Iran in the future. The only question is how much pushing are we going to take before we wake up and deal with this issue.
I know, you are saying we have sanctions against them. The only problem is; the countries that are supposed to be with us on sanctions are still trading with Iran.
Stop Iran now!