Israel blew up Iranian nuclear plant, hints Mossad chief Yossi Cohen

An Iranian nuclear facility was blown up using explosives embedded in its floor by Israel’s foreign intelligence agency, its outgoing chief has suggested in an interview

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The outgoing chief of Israels Mossad intelligence service has offered the closest acknowledgment yet his country was behind recent attacks targeting Irans nuclear program and a military scientist.

The comments by Yossi Cohen, speaking to Israels Channel 12 investigative program Uvda in a segment aired Thursday night, offered an extraordinary debriefing by the head of the typically secretive agency in what appears to be the final days of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus rule.

It also gave a clear warning to other scientists in Irans nuclear program that they too could become targets for assassination even as diplomats in Vienna try to negotiate terms to try to salvage its atomic accord with world powers.

Among the major attacks to target Iran, none have struck deeper than two explosions over the last year at its Natanz nuclear facility. There, centrifuges enrich uranium from an underground hall designed to protect them from airstrikes.

In July 2020, a mysterious explosion tore apart Natanzs advanced centrifuge assembly, which Iran later blamed on Israel. Then in April of this year, another blast tore apart one of its underground enrichment halls.

The comments by Yossi Cohen, speaking to Israels Channel 12 investigative program Uvda in a segment aired Thursday night, offered an extraordinary debriefing by the head of the typically secretive agency in what appears to be the final days of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus rule

The program describes how a remotely operated machine gun fixed to a pickup truck killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, an Iranian scientist who began Tehrans military nuclear program decades ago

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