Exposure of European Involvement in 2007 U.S.-Israeli Cyber Op on Iran

(Sputnik-Russia) On Sep. 2, Yahoo News broke a story about a Dutch mole who planted the Stuxnet malicious computer worm that damaged 2,000 centrifuges at Iran's Natanz nuclear plant in 2007. Citing intelligence sources, the report said the operation was carried out by Israeli and American secret services along with the Netherlands, Germany and, presumably, France and the UK. The purported joint intelligence operation was aimed at thwarting the Islamic Republic's nuclear program. Former FBI special agent Mark Rossini emphasizes the report highlights that Washington's European allies have reportedly been involved in the U.S. efforts to derail the Iranian enrichment process from the very beginning. "European nations were and needed to be involved since they had/have diplomatic and commercial relations with Iran," Rossini explains. "They are our allies and, like us, have a moral and ethical obligation to ensure the safety and security of Israel." Anthony Tucker-Jones, a former British intelligence analyst, believes that "in a way this report is a warning shot: it reminds Iran what Western intelligence agencies are jointly capable of." He added that "by threatening Europe, Iran is inevitably pushing the [U.S. and Europe] closer together again."

2019-09-04 00:00:00

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