WASHINGTON (Dispatches) -- The occupying regime of Israel gave the Biden administration a last-minute notice before an act of sabotage that caused a power outage at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility earlier this year, the New York Times has reported.
Citing unnamed American and Israeli sources, the paper reported that former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Zionist security officials to reduce the information they conveyed to the U.S. about planned operations in Iran.
On April 11, when the attack took place at Natnaz, Israel’s Mossad spy agency gave the U.S. less than two hours’ notification, far too short a time for Washington to assess the operation or ask Tel Aviv to call it off, according to the report.
The occupying regime’s sources said they concealed information from their American counterparts because there had been leaks regarding earlier attacks.
Senior Biden administration officials said the Zionist regime violated an unwritten agreement to inform the United States of covert operations.
After the Natanz attack, CIA director William Burns called Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, expressing concern over the snub, the report said.
Cohen claimed that the belated notification was due to operational constraints and uncertainty about when the attack would take place.
One day after the Israeli act of nuclear terrorism, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Washington “was not involved in any manner.”
The U.S., however, has a history of collaborating with the occupying regime of Israel in sabotage acts against Iran.
For example, the Stuxnet computer virus is widely believed to have been developed jointly by the United States and Israel. It was the first publicly known example of a virus being used to attack industrial machinery. It was discovered in 2010 after it was used to attack a uranium enrichment facility at Natanz, Iran.
The April attack occurred less than a week after the first talks began in the Austrian capital, Vienna, on a potential revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
On Friday, the occupying regime’s extremist prime minister Naftali Bennett met Biden at the White House for the first time since taking office and pressed the U.S. to harden his stance Iran and back out of the Vienna negotiations.
“We’re putting diplomacy first and we’ll see where that takes us. But if diplomacy fails, we’re ready to turn to other options,” Biden sad in the Oval Office, without offering specifics.
The Zionist premier, for his part, said, “I was happy to hear your clear words that… you’ll try the diplomatic route but there’s other options if that doesn’t work out.”