Mossad chief signals Israel behind Iran nuclear attacks
This news comes as a shock to many but there is solid intel behind this allegation. Among the major attack to target Iran, none have struck deeper than two explosions over the last year at its Natanz nuclear facility.
The outgoing chief of Israel’s Mossad intelligence service acknowledged their slight involvement but his country was more than just ‘slightly’ involved in attacks targeting Iran’s nuclear programme. An official, Yossi Cohen, gave an extraordinary debriefing by the head of the typically secretive agency in what appears to be the final days of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s rule.
Explaining the details of the project and attack, he outlined last year in July, a mysterious explosion tore apart Natanz’s advanced centrifuge assembly. For this Iran blamed Israel. Then in April of this year, another blast tore apart one of its underground enrichment halls and here the centrifuges enrich uranium from an underground hall designed to protect them from airstrikes was found too.
The investigation team has given a clear warning to other scientists who were involved in Iran’s nuclear programme saying that very easily they can become targets for assassination. This can still happen amidst the negotiations that diplomats in Vienna are trying to hold along with world powers on the 2015 nuclear accord. Still, soothing and comforting the scientists, Cohen said that, if the scientists are willing to change career and will not hurt us anymore, then sometimes take other accounts into consideration and move forward. US President Joe Biden has sent his officials to secure and revive the landmark deal from which Donald Trump, during his presidency walked away in 2018.
Talking about the power of media which has shaped major public opinions, in Israel media houses operate under a decades-old policy that requires journalists to clear stories involving security matters through military censors. That Cohen’s remarks apparently cleared the censors suggests Israel wanted to issue a new warning to Iran amid the Vienna nuclear negotiations. Even though, Iran repeatedly blames and complains about Israel’s attacks.
Iran’s ambassador to the IAEA Kazem Gharibabadi mentioned, they will not only respond decisively but also will leave no option for Iran but to reconsider its transparency measures and cooperation policy.With pressure from an international organizations, Iran has finally allowed inspection of its nuclear sites that will be inspected by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). However, they have laid conditions that they will stop cooperation if the nuclear deal is not revived.