Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Netanyahu adjourns Iran security cabinet meeting over leak

In a rare and dramatic move, PM decides not to hold 2nd part of meeting after confidential information leaked detailing disagreements between Mossad, Shin Bet, Army Intelligence over Iran nuclear issue.

In a rare and dramatic move, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday adjourned, because of leaks to the press, the second part of a security cabinet meeting that began Tuesday and dealt with Iran.

Netanyahu, according to a statement issued by his office, said at the outset of the meeting that "something grave happened shortly after the conclusion of the meeting yesterday: leaks from the security cabinet meeting."

Netanyahu convened the security cabinet on Tuesday for an annual meeting on the country's intelligence assessments, a meeting that dealt in depth with the Iranian issue.

Netanyahu said the security of the country rests on the ability of the security cabinet to hold classified and in-depth discussions where all the "facts, opinions and ramifications" are presented. Read More