Hanegbi: We may not know about Iranian nukes 'in time'

August 12, 2012 12:16

There is no certainty that intelligence agencies will discover Iranian nuclear advancements in time, Former Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Tzahi Hanegbi said in an interview with Israel Radio Sunday, adding that the essential information may only be uncovered after the fact.

The statement comes in response to an assessment by White House spokesman Jay Carney, who said in a Friday press briefing that a military strike could wait while the West pursues diplomatic options, in part because "we feel confident that we would be able to detect a break-out move by Iran towards the acquisition of a nuclear weapon."

Hanegbi went on to condemn the public debate on a possible military strike, saying that the flood of headlines and articles in the media are a serious betrayal by those trying to tie the government's hands.

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