Don`t attack Iran: Retired Israeli spymaster

Meir Dagan also urged Israel to accept a Saudi Mideast peace plan.

Updated: Jun 02, 2011, 16:33 PM IST

Jerusalem: Israel`s recently retired spymaster says there are no plans to attack Iran within the next two years.

Israeli media on Thursday cite former Mossad chief Meir Dagan as also urging Israel to accept a Saudi Mideast peace plan.

Dagan opposes a military strike against Iran`s nuclear facilities, saying they would provoke a regional war without destroying Tehran`s controversial nuclear program.

Iran denies it is making bombs but is widely disbelieved.

In the US last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Iran only curbs its nuclear ambitions when it fears attack, though he stopped short of saying Israel should carry out a strike.

Netanyahu has not embraced the Saudi peace proposal for ending the Israeli-Arab conflict.

Bureau Report