Dutch recall spy from Iran fearing U.S. attack


The Dutch intelligence service stopped an espionage operation in Iran because of an “impending U.S. attack.”


A top agent was recalled from what was described as a successful operation to infiltrate and sabotage the weapons industry in Iran because it was believed he would be inside one of the targets of the alleged attack, according to an Aug. 29 report in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf.


The newspaper quoted a source as saying that the agent was recalled “because the U.S. was thought to be making a decision within weeks to attack Iran with unmanned aircraft.”


The Dutch intelligence service reportedly shared information from the operation with the CIA.


Israel’s daily Ma’ariv reported Aug. 29 that Israel has made an independent decision to attack Iran if diplomacy fails to halt its nuclear program.

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