Dutch claim U.S. plans an attack using unmanned aerial
vehicles to destroy Iran's nuclear capability 'within weeks.'
De Telagraaf, The Netherlands
Dutch Spies Quit
Iran Due to 'Imminent U.S. Attack'
"The operation, described as
being extremely successful, was halted in connection with plans for an imminent
U.S. air strike on Iran using unmanned aerial vehicles. ... Targets of the strike
are directly linked to the Dutch espionage operation."
By Joost de Haas and Bart Mos
Translated By Jan de Nijs
August 29, 2008
Netherlands - De Telegraaf - Original Article (Dutch)
The Dutch Intelligence
Service AIVD [Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst or General
Intelligence and Security Service ] has in recent
years been running a top secret operation inside Iran with the aim of infiltrating
and sabotaging the weapons industry of the Islamic republic.
The operation, described as
being extremely successful, was recently discontinued in connection of plans
for an imminent U.S. air strike on Iran. Well-informed sources have told De
Telegraaf, some of the targets of the strike are directly linked to the
Dutch espionage operation.
Tehran is widely suspected of
working on an atomic bomb and refusing to comply with demands by the West to
stop enriching uranium.
One of the agents, who under
the supervision of the AIVD managed to infiltrate the Iranian weapons industry,
was recently recalled because of a decision by the United States, within the
next few weeks, to begin air strikes against Iran using unmanned aerial vehicles.
Potential targets are allegedly not limited to nuclear facilities, but also
include military installations that have been identified with the help of the
operation of the AIVD. According to De Telegraaf's sources, over the
last few years the Dutch agency has been sharing information gleaned from this
operation with the American intelligence agency CIA.
The Dutch operation also
managed to sabotage or prevent the delivery of missile parts and launch
vehicles. Since 2006, Iran has been hit with U.N. sanctions three times because
of its nuclear ambitions. Western intelligence agencies fear that the land of
the Ayatollahs will have a nuclear capability at its disposal by 2010. Iranian
President Ahmadinejad regularly threatens to wipe Israel off the map.
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