Jerusalem : Israeli espionage agency’s former chief Yossi Cohen has claimed that Mossad had carried out ” countless operations ” under his leadership , in cluding in the ” heartland ” of Iran , to foil the Islamic Republic’s ambitious nu clear programme .
Speaking at an event in Switzerland to mark 125 ye ars since the First Zionist Congress of 1897 , Cohen also hit out at the emerging nu clear accord between Iran and world powers , Times of Israel newspaper reported . ” During my term as Mossad director , countless operati ons were conducted against Iran’s nuclear programme , ” he said on Monday . ” Without going into too many details , I can tell you the Mossad had many successes in the fight against Iran’s nuclear programme , ” Cohen stressed .
Touching upon the much – publicised operation to snatch the Iranian nucle ar files , a haul then PM Be njamin Netanyahu display ed with prominence in front of the world community , Co hen said it showed ” clear evi dence ” that Tehran lied abo ut military dimensions of its atomic programme .