The former head of the Mossad, Meir Dagan died on Thursday at the age of 71 according to a press release by the organization.
Yossi Cohen, the current head of the Mossad, expressed his personal condolences and those of all of the Mosssd’s branches to the Dagan family.
In recent years, Dagan was a vociferous critic of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s handling of the Iran nuclear issue. Dagan said Netanyahu damaged Israel’s strategic position in his attempt to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.
Netanyahu turned Iran into an Israeli problem, and countries have begun to see themselves as not responsible for stopping Iran, because Israel will take care of it, Dagan argued.
“The person who brought the greatest strategic harm to Israel on the Iranian issue is the prime minister,” he said.