Space Agency head: Public discourse on Iran is damaging

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November 9, 2011 11:26

 
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Public discourse on Iran's nuclear program may be damaging to Israel, head of the Israeli Space Agency Professor Yitzhak Ben Yisrael said on Wednesday in an interview with Globes.

"The public can't be experts on bombs or military capabilities. So what if it's interesting to them and strikes them as sexy?" he asked.

"They are asking too many questions about whether or not we can attack Iran militarily, if it's right to attack Iran, and at what hour to attack. These questions are asked of the public although they don't have the necessary information," Ben Yisrael explained.

"In order to have such a discussion [with the public], we'd need to release classified information, capabilities and resources. So this type of discussion doesn't have any value."

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