Report: Israeli ‘spies’ search Iran for proof of nuclear plans (TIMES OF ISRAEL) By BRACHA KURTZER and AP 03/25/12)
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The Sunday Times: Israel has base in Iraq, regularly infiltrates Iran
to search for nuclear ‘smoking gun’
Israeli spies have purportedly scoured Iranian nuclear bases for
evidence that their nuclear program is indeed operating to create
weapons, The Sunday Times reported in a detailed article early Sunday
The Israeli ‘spies’ allegedly operate out of a base in northern Iraq,
and regularly infiltrate Iranian soil in order to find evidence of
its nuclear weapons program.
According to the report, Israelis dressed up as Iranian soldiers and
monitored radioactivity in different suspicious regions.
According to the report, their mission is to find the “smoking gun”
evidence that Iran’s nuclear program is centered on production of
Israel’s leaders say a nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat.
Iranian leaders often demonize Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud
Barak has said he’s willing to give sanctions and negotiations a few
more months to deter Iran from trying to obtain nuclear weapons, but
suggests that, if efforts fail, Israel could strike this year. Iran
insists it is pursuing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, but
warns it will strike back if attacked.
In Israel, surveys show that a majority oppose a solo Israeli attack
on Iran without American military cooperation.
Retired Israeli military and intelligence leaders have advised
against striking Iran, arguing that Israel doesn’t have enough bomb
shelters or gas masks to absorb a possible Iranian counterattack. (©
2012 THE TIMES OF ISRAEL 03/25/12)
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