Israel Spy Chief: Iran Won't Have Nuke Til 2015
Retired leader says Tehran is at least 4 years from weapon
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2011 11:30 AM CST
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a file photo from Dec. 20.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – Israel shouldn't rush to attack Iran because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is still four years away from developing a nuclear weapon, says the newly retired spy chief of Mossad. He claims that certain "measures" have pushed back Tehran's timetable a few years, reports AP. He didn't say what those measures were exactly, but Iran is pretty sure Israel is behind the Stuxnet worm and an attack on two of its scientists. On another front, international talks with Iran about its nuclear ambitions resume Jan. 20, notes the Wall Street Journal.