Yadlin Calls for US-Israel Pact on Iran Strike

Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yadlin says if the powers sign a deal with Iran, US should agree with Israel on launching an attack, should the deal fail.

Gil Ronen,

Amos Yadlin
Amos Yadlin
Flash 90

Major General (ret.) Amos Yadlin, the head of the Institute for National Security Studies, said Tuesday that if the US and other powers sign a deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Israel and the US should sign a pact regarding an attack on Iran, if Iran does not fulfill its obligations under the deal.

Speaking at the New-Tech Conference for military technologies, Yadlin said: “We need to sign a 'side agreement' with the Americans. “This agreement must make it clear to the Americans that if the Iranians break the deal, Israel will be allowed to do things that the US did not support in the past, like a military strike, and perhaps the agreement should also include an American military strike, and certainly the return of sanctions, and much heavier ones.”

His statement was quoted on Army Radio.

Yadlin was chief of Defense Intelligence in the IDF. As an IAF pilot, he was one of eight men whose jets bombed the Iraqi nuclear reactor Osirak in 1981.

Earlier Tuesday, Yadlin, who is the candidate for defense minister of the Labor-Hatnua ticket, also walked out of a public discussion panel at Bar Ilan University Tuesday because he refused to sit at the table with Yachad / Ha'am Itanu candidate Baruch Marzel. Marzel is #4 on his party's list, a veteran resident of Hevron, and a ubiquitous leading figure at sundry nationalist protests.