Despite the weak Biden administrations pandering to Iran and rejoining the Iran Nuclear deal, a treaty that the USA left under the Trump administration, Israel has launched an astonishing attack on Iran’s nuclear bomb production capabilities.
The Times of Israel reported:
“In the early hours of Sunday morning, the underground Natanz facility suffered an electrical disruption in what was widely speculated to be an Israeli cyberattack. The disruption at Natanz appears to have been designed to counter Iran’s efforts to raise pressure on the United States by amassing greater quantities of uranium and enriching it to higher levels as the two sides negotiate a return to the 2015 nuclear deal.”
After this attack, it is said that Iran will take months to recover. No doubt the nuclear bomb that Iran has been trying so hard to develop, and that was only months away, has been delayed in its completion. A victory for all peace-loving people.
Amos Yadlin, the former Israel Defense Forces chief of Military Intelligence, said he was “concerned about Iran’s nuclear program, noting that if the cyberattack hit the facility’s backup power systems, it could take Iran months to recover.” The daily Wire said.
“But if somebody really hit all 6,000 centrifuges — old and new — that’s an extraordinary achievement,” said Yadlin. Local media said that U.S. officials “expressed satisfaction with the damage to the facility.”
The facility might be down until 2022:
“Two intelligence officials briefed on the damage said it had been caused by a large explosion that completely destroyed the independent — and heavily protected — internal power system that supplies the underground centrifuges that enrich uranium,” The New York Times reported. “The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a classified Israeli operation, said that the explosion had dealt a severe blow to Iran’s ability to enrich uranium and that it could take at least nine months to restore Natanz’s production.”
This comes after Biden’s policies with Iran have come under sharp criticism from the Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs: “undoing the strategy that was working in the Middle East, and giving Iran what it wants, encourages nuclear blackmail, hostage-taking, and terrorism against US bases.”
“What a waste of our leverage,” Heinrichs added. “If this is a preview of the larger Biden Mid East strategy, and it is, forget more normalization agreements between Arab states and Israel. Correctly identifying Iran as the primary source of instability and treating it as such was the bedrock of that success.”