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Ex-Mossad chief: Better to let U.S. handle Iran

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(CBS News) The former head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency is warning that it would be reckless for Israel to launch a pre-emptive attack on Iran's nuclear program and instead suggests it would be better to wait for the U.S. to step in.

Meir Dagan, who led Mossad for eight years, sat down with "60 Minutes'" Lesley Stahl to talk about the tension surrounding Iran's nuclear ambitions and what some see as a growing drumbeat for war against the Islamic republic.

The "60 Minutes" interview will be broadcast Sunday, March 11 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Iran was the focal point for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the White House this week, as President Barack Obama urged him to allow more time for sanctions and diplomacy to work. Netanyahu has repeatedly signaled his impatience with those efforts and has vowed that Israel would take necessary steps to defend itself.

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