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Secret war with Iran heats up

Posted By admin On November 7, 2012 @ 7:22 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Peter Apps
Reuters [1]
Nov 7, 2012

WASHINGTON: From a suspected Israeli airstrike in Sudan to cyber warfare in the Gulf and a drone shot down over Israel, the largely hidden war between Iran and its foes seems to be heating up and spreading.

Despite months of speculation, most experts and governments believe the risk of a direct Israeli strike on Tehran’s nuclear program stirring regional conflict has eased, at least for now. But all sides, it seems, are finding other ways to fight.

For the U.S. and European powers, the main focus remains on oil export sanctions that are inflicting ever more damage on Iran’s economy.

But the Obama administration and Israel have also ploughed resources into covert operations – a campaign that now appears to have prompted an increasingly sophisticated Iranian reaction.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2012/Nov-07/194174-secret-war-with-iran-heats-up.ashx#axzz2BWtscA1N

[2] US officials believe Iran sanctions will fail, making military action likely: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-officials-believe-iran-sanctions-will-fail-making-military-action-likely.html

[3] Israel demands embargo on Iran oil, even without UN okay: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israel-demands-embargo-on-iran-oil-even-without-un-okay.html

[4] Israeli officials think Iran retaliation threat is a bluff, NYT reports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/israeli-officials-think-iran-retaliation-threat-is-a-bluff-nyt-reports.html

[5] Iran official: Nuclear talks must end economic sanctions: http://www.prisonplanet.com/iran-official-nuclear-talks-must-end-economic-sanctions.html

[6] UH OH: Israel Now Thinks It Can Smoke Iran–And May Be Considering A Pre-Emptive Strike: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uh-oh-israel-now-thinks-it-can-smoke-iran-and-may-be-considering-a-pre-emptive-strike.html

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