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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:24 PM

Mossad Chief Held Talks On Iran In U.S. Visit: CIA

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 16:08 EST

WASHINGTON — The head of Israel’s intelligence service paid a secret visit to Washington last week to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the CIA director and a top US lawmaker said Tuesday.

Mossad chief Tamir Pardo flew to the US capital to consult with his American counterparts amid speculation over a possible Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director David Petraeus and Senator Dianne Feinstein revealed at a congressional hearing.

Sensitive trips by intelligence chiefs are usually kept secret but Feinstein, the chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, mentioned Pardo’s visit at a televised hearing as she discussed how Israel views Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

“Well, the vice chairman and I have just met this past week with the director of Mossad, so that is a classified meeting,” Feinstein said at the hearing.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:45 PM

1. That was not a slip of the lip. That was a deliberate comment.

While the trip may not have been contemporaneously advertised, it can hardly be called "secret" at this point. It's a way of underlining these comments, IMO:

President Shimon Peres on Tuesday reaffirmed that “no option should be excluded against the program of Iran, which seeks to acquire weapons of mass destruction.”

“The regime of the ayatollahs is the most corrupt in the world, from a moral point of view,” Peres told a conference in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 12:02 AM

3. Pot, meet kettle! nt

 

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Response to nanabugg (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 01:45 AM

4. Well, no. They were simply signalling a unified resolve. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:58 PM

2. So what? Our government holds meetings with other governments intelligence agencies

from time to time to share info dont they?

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