Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Dutch Report

The largest newspaper in the Netherlands, De Telegraaf, ran a front-page story on Friday claiming that US military strikes on Iran's nuclear and weapons facilities would happen in weeks.
The paper indicated Netherland's military intelligence service (Algemene Inlichtingen-en Veiligheidsdienst - AIVD) has pulled back from its operations inside Iran. AIVD was reportedly involved in identification of Iran’s nuclear and weapons industry.

“The operations are said to have been 'very successful' but have recently been put to a halt because of American plans for an air attack,” military intelligence sources told De Telegraaf.

There has been growing concern in recent weeks for possible US and/or Israeli strike against Iranian nuclear and military targets. De Telegraaf’s report is the first indication, however, of a serious involvement by the Dutch. Some Iran analysts regard the report as a possible mis/dis-information campaign.

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