Some intelligence in IAEA report came from Israel

November 8, 2011 15:43

Israeli intelligence agencies played a role in helping the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gather information that is expected to be released later this week and will accuse Iran of developing a nuclear weapon, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

In addition to Israel, intelligence agencies from the United States and Europe were also instrumental in helping the IAEA compile the report.

Israel is expecting the United States to take the lead in pushing the United Nations and other Western countries to impose tougher, new sanctions on Iran following the publication of the incriminating IAEA report.

Israel is seeking sanctions against the Central Bank of Iran, which has yet to be directly affected by earlier rounds of sanctions. Sanctions imposed on the CBI would, for example, make it difficult for Iran to bankroll its nuclear program and buy components it requires to build new advanced centrifuges.

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