Israel ‘very close’ to tough decision on nuclear Iran


Israel is “very close” to making a tough decision on whether to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities while it still has the chance, a former Israeli intelligence chief said on Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met US President Barack Obama for top-level talks on the Iranian nuclear standoff, former military intelligence chief Amos Yadlin said the Jewish state was working to a much tighter deadline than Washington.

“Israel is very close to the point when a very tough decision should be made — the bomb or the bombing,” he said, adding that the decision was also in the hands of the US president.

Netanyahu and Obama met for two hours of talks on Monday amid clear signs of differences on the imminence of the perceived Iranian nuclear threat, if not its ultimate danger to both nations.

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