Dagan retracts quote that attacking Iran is 'stupid'

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July 5, 2012 23:50

 
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Former Mossad head Meir Dagan on Monday retracted his comment that bombing Iran was the "stupidest" idea he had ever heard.

In an interview with the recent issue of Lochem magazine, Dagan distancrf himself from a statement he made earlier this year widely circulated to discredit a possible Israeli military action against Tehran.

"This was a miserable quote that was said absentmindedly, not in public, and which someone quotes all the time," Dagan said in the magazine for disabled IDF veterans. "Let's put the record straight. I think the Iranian nuclear capacity is a threat with strategic implications for Israel. I know the Air Force well enough to know that it will perform successfully any task entrusted to it."

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