Israeli TV: British intel chief makes secret Israel visit amid Iran nuclear activity

February 24, 2019 by JNS
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Great Britain’s MI6 intelligence chief covertly visited Israel this week for discussions with Israeli counterparts regarding Iran possibly violating the 2015 nuclear deal and attempting to proliferate towards a nuclear bomb, reported Israeli television on Friday.

The Iranian nuclear program’s heavy water reactor at Arak. Credit: Nanking2012 via Wikimedia Commons.

Alex Younger met on Monday with Mossad head Yossi Cohen and other Israeli security leaders, according to Channel 13 news.

Israel’s evaluation is that Tehran is “making preparations” within the specifications of the 2015 deal, and is “getting ready,” but has yet to display the weapon, according to the TV report.

The report said that Iran recently renewed its production of centrifuges “and is gearing up for the renewal of uranium enrichment,” in accordance with the nuclear agreement that the United Kingdom supports.

Moreover, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran is currently in technical compliance with the deal, which the United States withdrew from in 2018.

“Timely and proactive cooperation by Iran in providing such access facilitates implementation of the Additional Protocol and enhances confidence,” said the report, referencing the protocol specifying precautions and verification tools.

JNS

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