Book: Israeli spies behind Iran assassinations

1:26 AM, Jul 9, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) --  A new book claims Israel's spy agency dispatched assassins into Iran, as part of a campaign to sabotage the country's much-debated nuclear program.

The authors say the spy agency Mossad sent Israeli operatives who killed at least four Iranian nuclear scientists, targeting them from motorcycles.

In their book, Spies Against Armageddon: Inside Israel's Secret Wars, Dan Raviv and Yossi Melman say the hits are part of a series of regular missions deep inside Iran, intended to keep Tehran from developing weapons.

The U.S. and Israel both accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons, a charge Tehran denies.

Iran has long blamed Israel for the killings, but media reports speculated Israel contracted outsiders. The authors say the missions were deemed too sensitive to farm out.

Associated Press

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