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KAPUSŇAK, Ján. Covert Operations Attributed to Israel’s Intelligence Services against Iran’s Nuclear Program. In Majer, Marian and Ondrejcsák, Róbert. Panorama of Global Security Environment 2013. Bratislava: Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs, 2013. p. 375-386. Panorama of Global Security Environment 2013. ISBN 978-80-971124-5-5.
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Original name Covert Operations Attributed to Israel’s Intelligence Services against Iran’s Nuclear Program
Authors KAPUSŇAK, Ján (703 Slovakia, guarantor, belonging to the institution).
Edition Bratislava, Panorama of Global Security Environment 2013, p. 375-386, 12 pp. Panorama of Global Security Environment 2013, 2013.
Publisher Centre for European and North Atlantic Affairs
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Original language English
Type of outcome Chapter(s) of a specialized book
Field of Study 50601 Political science
Country of publisher Slovakia
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
Publication form printed version "print"
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14230/13:00075187
Organization unit Faculty of Social Studies
ISBN 978-80-971124-5-5
Keywords (in Czech) Irán, Izrael, Spravodajské operace, Jadrový program
Keywords in English Iran - Israel - Covert Operations - Nuclear Program
Tags International impact, Reviewed
Changed by Changed by: Mgr. et Mgr. Ján Kapusňak, učo 364816. Changed: 21/5/2014 19:56.
Abstract
Iran's nuclear program is one of the most discussed issues in the current world politics. According to many actors (scholars, politicians etc.) the potentially nuclear Iran would pose a huge threat to international and regional security and peace. Probably, the biggest concern about Iran’s nuclear program has the State of Israel. Arguing the "existential threat from Iran", Israel has issued several veiled and explicit threats to attack Iran. But the truth is that in the light of the Menachem Begin doctrine (“On no account shall we permit an enemy to develop weapons of mass destruction against the people of Israel”) Israeli war on Iran has already begun. This article describes the cases of covert operations against Iran and its nuclear capabilities that can be attributed to both Israeli intelligence agencies, the Mossad and Aman, during the second Netanyahu government (2009-2013). Those actions against Iran and its proxies are partially responsible for Iran’s failure to cross technological threshold of its nuclear program until mid-2010. It reportedly includes key assassinations, the sabotaging of equipment destined for Iran's nuclear program and the cyber attacks. Might be it enough to stop Iran's project to develop a nuclear facility? That question will be discussed in this paper. Israeli actions are part of more than three decades long clandestine war between Iran and Israel. The Islamic Republic of Iran is fighting against Israel particularly by its two most powerful proxies – Hamas in the Gaza strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon. This war does seem to be escalating, heating up and spreading, and its implications could be colossal.
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