Former US intel chief calls Iran nuclear deal “wishful thinking”
In written testimony to the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee, Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, said according to Fox News: "It is clear that the nuclear deal is not a permanent fix but merely a placeholder.” The 10-year timeframe on parts of the deal "only make sense" if the US thinks a "wider reconciliation" with Iran is possible. But, in Gen Flynn’s view, this is "wishful thinking." He added that "regime change" is the best way to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program. Iran has "every intention" of building a nuclear weapon, and their desire to destroy Israel is "very real."