Chief of Israeli Mossad, Yossi Cohen, has announced that Iran is “at the top of Mossad’s priorities,” Israeli media reported on Thursday.
These remarks were made during a ceremony organised by Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, to award certificates of excellence to Mossad officials.
He noted: “All Iranian nuclear, long-range missile and precision missile activities, [Iran’s] regional spread and its support for terrorist organisations are a challenge to the security of the state of Israel and its citizens.”
According to Ynet News, Rivlin also disclosed: “In the Mossad’s dictionary, you will not find the word ‘impossible’. For the Mossad, excellence is not a luxury, it is the only way to survive in the world of the shadows.”
Meanwhile, Rivlin also stated on Israel’s “enemies”: “They are frustrated by their failure to harm us, and never stop searching for a way to catch us unawares. To protect ourselves in the neighbourhood we live in, we have no option but to be sharper and much better.”