IBNA- The book, 'Mossad: The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service' confirms that Martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian nuclear scientist and top military official who was assassinated on Friday was a target of Mossad and CIA.
Authored by Michael Bar-Zohar, historian, one of Israel's foremost experts on espionage and the official biographer of David Ben-Gurion and Shimon Peres, and Nissim Mishal, one of the foremost TV personalities in Israel, this book unveils the defining and most dangerous operations that have shaped Israel and the world at large from the agency's more than sixty-year history, among them: the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the eradication of Black September, the destruction of the Syrian nuclear facility, and the elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeha was a brigadier general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, an academic physicist, and a senior official in the nuclear program of Iran. He led the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research and the Green Salt Project. The late scientist was assassinated in a road ambush on a rural road in Absard, a city near Tehran on November 27. Iranian officials stress that Israel was behind the attack.
According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper, Zohar and Mashal relied on information came from several high-ranking officials in the Israeli intelligence agency (Mossad). "After analyzing the actions of the Mossad and the methods of carrying out its operations and objectives, namely the assassination of Iranian and non-Iranian scientists, we came to the definite conclusion that no spy agency other than the Mossad is capable of carrying out such assassinations," the authors wrote in their book.
Mossad’s assassination squad called Kidon (bayonet in Hebrew) is allegedly responsible for the assassination of their supposed enemies. Kidon is suspected of being behind a number of assassination attempts.
Zohar and Mashal suggest that Israel is simply not content with assassinating Iranian scientists, but tries to take action against Iran's nuclear program by espionage, sending assassination units into Iran, bombing, registering fake companies, as well as plotting to assassinate high-ranking Iranian officials engaged in the nuclear program.
The noteworthy point this book makes is that the Americans and the Israelis have not yet fully understood Iran's nuclear program. They go on to suggest that Tel Aviv and Washington are yet to realize that Russia implicitly does not want Iran to become a nuclear power because of Iran's closeness to Russia, Turkey, and the Muslim republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The authors argue that if Iran turns into a nuclear power its influence over the Muslim republics of Central Asia would be doubled, and that’s something Moscow isn’t interested to. At the same time, if Iran obtains atomic bombs, long-range missiles, and missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, Russia would see that as a threat.
The writers of the book believe that even if Israel’s Air Force could attack and damage Iran's nuclear facilities which are spread in various regions of the country, it wouldn’t be able to destroy it completely. At the same time, Iran's reaction accompanied by Hezbollah and Hamas will be very harsh. Therefore, Tel Aviv's political decision-making apparatus would have to make a fateful decision; A decision that the Zionist regime has not confronted with since its establishment in 1948.