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Mossad Director Will Travel to Washington with Intelligence on Proposed Nuclear Deal with Iran

Palais Coburg in Vienna where negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are being held. Photo: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger
Palais Coburg in Vienna where negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are being held. Photo: Reuters/Leonhard Foeger

Mossad Director David Barnea is expected to travel to Washington next week to present Israel’s intelligence position against a return to the emerging nuclear agreement between Iran and Western powers.

Barnea will be the third senior Israeli official in recent days to travel to Washington to meet with US officials to share intelligence and concerns about the dangers of the emerging nuclear agreement. Over the weekend, Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan after national security adviser Eyal Hulata concluded his visit to Washington last week. Israeli government officials have said that the efforts have already borne some fruit as a few points which would have caused damage to Israel and the world have been excluded from the draft agreement.

Earlier in the week, Barnea warned that the emerging nuclear deal with Iran is a “strategic disaster” which “gives Iran a license to manufacture a bomb.”

Israeli senior government officials have clarified in recent days to the Biden administration that the country will not be bound by a nuclear deal with Iran and will define where its own red lines are based on intelligence material.

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