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Netanyahu’s Israel Did Little to Hinder Iran’s Nuclear Progress

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22.09.2021

The New York Times article reporting the story behind the assassination of the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh at the end of last year reads like the script of a Hollywood thriller: “Robot Assassin 1.”

It’s a story of a complex operation in which Iranian operatives working for the Mossad undertook the mechanized ambush of the target by using a machine gun activated from outside Iran’s borders. The hit was so well targeted that it succeeded in killing Fakhrizadeh without harming his wife, who was sitting next to him in the car.

Credit for the operation went to former Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, who no doubt will one day be played by Tom Cruise. Benjamin Netanyahu, who was prime minister at the time, publicly named Fakhrizadeh as the one responsible for the Iranian nuclear program and ordered the........

© Haaretz


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