Tehran – Reactions have been received from Iran following the revelation by Yossi Kohen, former Chief of Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency. Iranian spokesman in the United Nations accused, ‘It is clear from Yossi Kohen’s interview that Israel has carried out saboteur activities in the Iranian nuclear projects. The former chief of the Israeli intelligence agency also seems to be threatening leading Iranian nuclear scientists through this interview.’ Furthermore, the Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned that there would be definite retaliation against this Israeli aggression.
Former Mossad Chief, Yossi Kohen, gave an interview to an Israeli news channel. Kohen mentioned the failure of centrifuges in the Iranian nuclear projects, the Israeli agents who reached nuclear scientist Fakhrizadeh, mission to get confidential documents regarding the Iranian nuclear program, in suggestive words. But the Mossad chief did not openly accept that Israel carried out the blast in the Iranian nuclear projects. But Kohen indirectly accepted the responsibility of the explosions in the Natanz nuclear project, saying, ‘Iran should have taken the Israeli warning that Israel will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons more seriously.’ After the Kohen interview, Iran has pinned the responsibility of the blasts in its nuclear projects on Israel. Shahrokh Nazemi, Head of Media Office Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations, accused Israel of creating anarchy. Nazemi criticised, ‘The former Israeli intelligence chief shamelessly issuing an open threat to the Iranian nuclear scientists. This indicates that Israel is at the peak of lawlessness. The international community should not condone this Israeli arrogance.’
Kazem Gharibabadi, Iranian Ambassador to the IAEA, threatened, ‘There will be decisive retaliation against Israel for attacking the Iranian nuclear projects. But at the same time, Iran, which has been cooperating by maintaining transparency regarding its nuclear program, will have to rethink its stand.’ The IAEA chief recently accused Iran of not showing complete transparency in the inspection of the nuclear projects. But Gharibabadi seems to have warned even the IAEA under the pretext of criticising Israel.
Meanwhile, former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a major claim following the interview of Yossi Kohen. Ahmadinejad created a sensation announcing that the senior officials appointed for action against Israel were Israeli agents.