Retired Navy admiral says U.S. looks either 'complicit' or 'ignorant' in Iran nuclear facility blackout
While nothing is final, "all signs point to the fact" that Israel was behind a cyber attack that cut off electricity at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant in Iran over the weekend, the retired US Navy admn said. William McRaven on Monday and finds the allegations. "A little worrying" considering the US and other countries are currently trying to renegotiate the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal.
"Honestly, I'm not exactly sure what it will do," McRaven told CNN's Jake Tapper. "It's a small shot over the bow, but Natanz may only be down for a week or so."
McRaven did not sound too concerned about the significant retaliation from Iran and noted that Tehran does not carry out its threats often, but expressed concerns about whether this could hinder efforts to reach an agreement on the nuclear pact. However, the blame should not be placed directly on Israel, suggested McRaven. Tapper asked him if he thought it plausible that Israel had "carried out the alleged act of sabotage without informing the US government beforehand or afterwards". Indeed, that is "the problem," replied McRaven. "It means that [the US] was either complicit or we were ignorant, and none of those look good to us," he said.
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