Israel spymaster who worked to thwart Iran nuclear ambitions dies

Meir Dagan, a former head of Israeli spy agency Mossad, pictured in March 2015Meir Dagan, a former head of Israeli spy agency Mossad who worked to thwart Iran’s nuclear programme while also opposing a military strike against it, died Thursday at 71, the government said. Dagan, who battled liver cancer and had undergone a transplant, led the Mossad from 2002 through 2010.

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