By Jim Campbell
April 26, 2018
A COMPUTER virus created to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program and stop Tehran developing an atomic bomb was designed by American and Israeli experts, it was claimed yesterday.
The Stuxnet computer worm, the most sophisticated cyber weapon ever made, crippled uranium enrichment facilities across Iran last year and set the country back five years in the nuclear arms race.
US military and intelligence sources have told The New York Times that a simulation of Iran’s uranium enrichment facility was built at the nuclear plant at Dimona, in southern Israel, possibly using centrifuges identical to Iran’s, surrendered by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, after the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
At Dimona the Israelis perfected the weapon, using the Siemens computer operating system that runs Iran’s nuclear plants, the paper said.
Israel, which does not acknowledge its covert operations or its own nuclear arsenal…
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