Powell: 200 Israeli Nukes Pointed at Iran

Powell: 200 Israeli Nukes Pointed at IranPowell: 200 Israeli Nukes Pointed at Iran

Israel has 200 nuclear weapons all of which have been “pointed at Iran”, according to former US secretary of state Colin Powell’s leaked emails.

The former secretary revealed the information in an email he sent to a colleague last year, which was obtained by the hacking group DCLeaks and published on LobeLog, a foreign policy blog, the Independent reported on Friday.

Powell was writing to business partner and democratic donor, Jeffrey Leeds, regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the US Congress in March 2015, warning them against last year’s nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

“Negotiators can’t get what he wants,” wrote Powell in the email.

“The boys in Tehran know Israel has 200, all targeted on Tehran, and we have thousands.”

With an estimated 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, Israel has refused to allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities or sign the international nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.