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Shin Bet chief: Iran ‘the fundamental problem’ in region

The head of Israel’s Shin Bet internal security service on Sunday warned against a renewal of the Iran nuclear deal, saying that it would lead to increasing instability in the region.

“Iran is not only a nuclear problem – it is the fundamental problem of the Middle East,” Ronen Bar remarked during a speech at the World Summit on Counter-Terrorism at Reichman University in the central Israeli city of Herzliya.

“We can only imagine the future scope of influence, if a nuclear agreement is signed and the Iranian coffers are enriched with an additional $85 billion, some of which will be designated, apparently for the purposes of terrorism and the influence and strengthening of organizations like [Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine].”

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