By Jim Campbell
April 26, 2018
A COMPUTER virus created to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program and stop Tehran developing an atomic bomb was designed by American and Israeli experts, it was claimed yesterday.
The Stuxnet computer worm, the most sophisticated cyber weapon ever made, crippled uranium enrichment facilities across Iran last year and set the country back five years in the nuclear arms race.
US military and intelligence sources have told The New York Times that a simulation of Iran’s uranium enrichment facility was built at the nuclear plant at Dimona, in southern Israel, possibly using centrifuges identical to Iran’s, surrendered by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
At Dimona the Israelis perfected the weapon, using the Siemens computer operating system that runs Iran’s nuclear plants, the paper said.
Israel, which does not acknowledge its covert operations or its own nuclear arsenal, has denied knowledge of Stuxnet, although officials have not hidden their delight. (Source)
by Parisa Hafezi
April 26, 2018
ANKARA (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to “bullying,” state television reported on Thursday.
“The Iranian nation has successfully resisted bullying attempts by America and other arrogant powers and we will continue to resist… All Muslim nations should stand united against America and other enemies,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said.
Iran’s top authority criticized Trump for saying on Tuesday some countries in the Middle East “wouldn’t last a week” without U.S. protection.
“Such remarks are humiliation for Muslims … Unfortunately there is war in our region between Muslim countries. The backward governments of some Muslim countries are fighting with other countries,” Khamenei said.
Iran and Saudi Arabia have long been locked in a proxy war, competing for regional supremacy from Iraq to Syria and Lebanon to Yemen.