Iran on Tuesday mocked Israeli officials for flirting with “stupid ideas” after former Israeli spy chief Meir Dagan that an Israeli attack on Tehran’s nuclear sites was foolish.
“It is interesting that Zionist regime officials admit they have stupid ideas, as they have had so many such ideas in the past,” foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said at his weekly press conference.
His remarks came after former Mossad head Dagan said on May 6 that the possibility of a future Israeli aerial attack on Iran “would be stupid.”
Dagan, who retired in January after eight years as director of the Israeli intelligence service, suggested that the attack could fail to curb Iran’s atomic ambitions while risking engulfing the region in conflict.
“Anyone attacking Iran needs to understand that it could start a regional war, which will include missile fire from Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon,” he said.
“The Iranian problem must be made an international problem and we must continue to work to delay the nuclear program.”
His remarks, the first he has made publicly since retiring, put him at odds with Israel’s government, which says it reserves the right to attack Iran’s nuclear program if international efforts to halt it fail.
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