Sabotage an Option Against Iran's Atomic Plans -Experts

Somewhere between sanctions and air strikes lurks a third option for those who seek to stop Iran’s atomic program in its tracks: sabotage. Politically deniable — unlike failed diplomacy — and much subtler than region-rattling military offensives, covert action of the kind used elsewhere by Israel and the United States could already be under way against the Islamic republic, experts say. “Iran has been trying to go nuclear since the 1970s and has not yet managed,” said Gad Shimron, a veteran of Israel’s Mossad spy service who now writes on defense issues. “Who’s to say there has not been sabotage already, now proving its worth?” Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper in August quoted Bush administration officials as saying sabotage tactics were being considered for Tehran. The Jewish state has said “all options” are valid for preventing its arch-foe getting the bomb. Full Story

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