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Did Israel Thwart Iran Satellite Launch?

It was no accident, hints Bibi. Israel is operating inside Iran at all times.

Netanyahu says Israel is operating in Iran at all times, satellite failure was no accident.
Miriam Alster/Flash90

Iran over the weekend failed in yet another attempt to put a communications satellite into orbit.

Iranian media reported that low rocket speed had resulted in the inability to successfully deploy the Zafar I satellite.

That same day, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted that Israel might have had something to do with that.

“We were told today that Iran failed to launch a satellite. They also fail to deliver weapons to Syria and Lebanon because we are constantly operating there these days,” Netanyahu said at a campaign event.

There have been numerous examples over the past several years suggesting that Israel and its agents are active inside Iran. Two of the bigger ones are:

  • Netanyahu’s detailed revelation in 2018 that Iran was systematically violating its international nuclear agreements. Somehow, Israel’s Mossad managed to smuggle 110,000 classified documents out of the Islamic Republic;
  • When Iran’s nuclear program was significantly set back by the advanced Stuxnet computer virus, it was widely assumed that the IDF’s vaunted 8200 cyber warfare unit was behind the hack.
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