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Former Mossad chief pushes for dialogue with Iran

Former Mossad Chief Efraim Halevy is calling for a dialogue between the West and Iran amid overwhelming denials of reported US-Iran talks over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.

“I realized that dialogue with an enemy is essential," Halevy told Al-Monitor reporter Laura Rozen. "There is nothing to lose. Although the claim was, if you talk to them, you legitimize them. But by not talking to them, you don't de-legitimate them. So this convinced me, that we all have been very superficial in dealing with our enemies.”

He also criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying that Romney was damaging the interests of both the US and Israel. "What Romney is doing is mortally destroying any chance of a resolution without war," Halevy argued. "Obama does think there is still room for negotiations. It’s a very courageous thing to say in this atmosphere."



Added: Oct-22-2012 Occurred On: Oct-22-2012
By: aydeo
Iran, Other Middle East
Tags: Former Mossad chief, Dialogue, Iran
Location: Israel (load item map)
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