5 Key Things We Didn't Learn From WikiLeaks

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2. Israel is urging the United States to take a tougher line with Tehran

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While it was surprising to see so many Arab leaders advocating for a U.S. strike against the Iranian nuclear program, it wasn't shocking to see Israeli leaders advocating in private what they've long pushed for in public—a harder line against the regime in Tehran. A report from August 2007 even showed Mossad Chief Meir Dagan pressing U.S. diplomats "for more activity with Iran's minority groups aimed at regime change." In the meeting, Dagan "acknowledged that pressure on Iran is building up, but said this approach alone will not resolve the crisis. He stressed that the timetable for political action is different than the nuclear project's timetable," according to the cable.

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