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  5/9/2011, Iyar 5, 5771

Matalon: Dagan Should've Kept Quiet about Iran


MK Moshe Matalon, a member of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said on Sunday that former Mossad chief Meir Dagan should have kept quiet on the issue of Israel taking military action against Iran.

In an interview with Arutz Sheva’s Hebrew website, Matalon said that the Prime Minister, Defense Minister and former chief of staff, as well as the Americans, have all made it clear that all options are on the table with regards to the Iranian issue, and as such Dagan’s comments are unlikely to cause the Israeli government any problems if it decides to attack Iran.

However, Matalon reiterated that Dagan should have not spoken to the media on this issue. “It is in Israel’s best interest to keep silent on this issue as well as on other issues,” he said.