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Right now -- Iran and Israel are said being -- a shadow war no tanks or fighter planes but assassinations and -- -- so well.
The allegations sound like they're straight out of a spy novel four separate assassinations of Iran in nuclear scientist in Iran says Israel's behind each of the four assassinations.
Of its scientists.
And today Iran very publicly executed a man.
They say it was Israeli spy he had been convicted.
And assessing an Iranian nuclear scientists to -- also accuses united states of being in on this assassination spree in order to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.
-- -- an investor John Bolton joins producer he didn't.
-- -- -- actually lay out the facts.
Well is this thing -- Middle East there are a lot of conspiracy theories about who is killing the Iran in nuclear scientists including some who believe that at least one of them was killed by the government of Iran because they suspected he was a spy.
The saudis may be involved we may be involved Israel made -- involved I I don't lose any sleep over anything in Iran in nuclear signed -- should be a hazardous profession.
Well the Israelis are suspicious that the Iran and her behind a bombing that as that injured in in that India that injured did the wife of an Israeli diplomats that seems like there's a little bit of back and forth.
-- -- -- that I know if that's true or not that's -- she was injured I don't know who did it.
Clinton clearly Israeli intelligence services have this capability and many argue that the reason some of the former officials are arguing against a strike by Israel against Iran's program is because they think.
Sabotage and espionage and assassination.
Can do the job so there's there's a lot of reason to believe Israel is involved.
Let -- at the execution today and the guy was was -- Is that they said that he was that he confessed.
At the moment directive for me that I jury did I understand that I said that he had that he had said that they said he did I supposed to maybe saudis don't Miranda rights in Iran -- -- Verizon and I suppose I suspect -- -- maybe if -- did confess of them might be able it get a lot of them this situation is about to be executed but I'm curious is there any update where Iran is in acquiring nuclear -- capability.
Well I think they continue to make steady progress and you know the important thing here is not -- today they get one nuclear weapon I think we all and I include myself in this tend to talk as if it's just a race to get that first nuclear weapon that's obviously.
Important but that's not all that Iran's engaged in here they're building a broad and deep nuclear infrastructure that's why they're playing for more time and I just today there were reports in the media that a top advisor to the Ayatollah Khamenei the supreme leader.
Is crowing yet again that Iran has succeeded over western negotiators.
In buying time.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But why is image is I've read the papers and I don't -- every day Israeli papers I don't see that Israel is as -- publicly in terms of trying to -- and Saber rattle towards Iran.
Well I think there's a fine line for the Israeli government there is some need to prepare your public if in fact day strike against Iran is gonna come due to demonstrate this is a legitimate act of self defense but on the other hand you don't wanna give -- any more tactical warning that -- absolutely have to.
And I think the most significant development in Israel is the bringing in of the Kadima Party into Netanyahu's coalition -- parties led.
By Shaul Mofaz a former chairman of the Israeli general staff in effect that makes three former chairman.
Top officials in Netanyahu's coalition so if they decide to strike.
Got he's got phalanx of military former military officials who will support you -- -- if this -- August noon -- we're talking about alone we've been talking about.
Well I -- I thought the Israelis should have struck about three and a half years ago so as far as I'm concerned every day that goes by just increases the risk.
That you know our intelligence may be imperfect I just throw that out there for what it's worth that Iran could be a lot farther along.
That toward developing nuclear way it did we think if they are a lot farther along I expect this village to strike sooner rather -- Well -- under enormous pressure for the past three and a half years by the Obama administration not to strike they had disarray and their government in the last years of the Bush Administration.
There are a lot of complexities and Israel's calculation fear for the retaliation against their civilian population very hard call for them to make the best -- thanks -- thank you.
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