- “Sabotage, Disrupt, Delay”: Mossad Reportedly Planning Expanded Strikes On Iran’s Nuclear Facilities
by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
The New York-based Algemeiner newspaper, a Jewish publication focused on American and Israel-related news, has issued a detailed report unveiling Israeli intelligence contingency plans to ramp up sabotage efforts against Iran’s nuclear facilities at a moment Vienna negotiations remain stalled into August.
The publication cites Hebrew media sources to say “the IDF and the Mossad have emphasized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the government generally that while it is necessary to prepare for the possibility of an Israeli air strike on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, such an approach would be greatly complicated by a renewed nuclear deal.”
This strongly suggests that Tel Aviv sees the window as closing on efforts to derail Iranian nuclear production capabilities, should Tehran and Washington inch closer to a restored JCPOA after Iranian president-elect Ebrahim Raisi takes office August 3rd. Iran, however, has maintained all along that its nuclear development is solely for peaceful domestic energy purposes.
In the scenario of a future ‘done deal’ being reported out of Vienna amid the upcoming 7th round of talks, Israeli officials have expressed that any aerial bombing campaign would become too politically problematic – and could further risk a wider war, hence the need for smaller “surgical” operations.