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Pro-Iran hackers break into IAEA servers; demand probe of Israel nukes

'Parastoo' hacks International Atomic Energy Agency, demands open investigation of Israel's nuclear activities

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Published: 11.28.12, 15:36 / Israel News

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed on Tuesday that a group of hackers broke into one of their servers this week and published information on more than 100 of the agency's senior scientists.

 

In light of renewed nuclear talks between the IAEA and Iran, which will be held in Tehran next month, the hackers recommend that the agency's officials change the destination of their visit, to Israel.

 

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The group of hackers known as, "Parastoo," one of the most common Iranian female names, claimed responsibility for hacking the agency's computers.

 

The "Allvoices" news site, containing news from surfers, claimed that a letter published on the "Cryptome" news site contains demands by a pro-Iranian group that an inquiry be opened regarding Israel's nuclear capabilities.

 


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According to the report, "Parastoo" published the following statement: "Israel owns a practical nuclear arsenal, tied to a growing military body and is not a member of internationally respected nuclear biochemical and chemical agreements.

 

"We ask these individuals to sign a petition demanding to open IAEA investigation into activities at (Israel’s Negev Nuclear Research Center located near the southern city of) Dimona," the group wrote.

 

Nuclear talks with Iran will resume in Tehran in mid-December; after the last round yielded no progress.

 

The IAEA will try to reach an agreement with Tehran that will allow it to continue examining Iran's nuclear facilities.

 

Dennis Ross, President Barack Obama’s former adviser on Iran said recently that the Iranian issue will keep Obama busy from day one of his second term.

 

According to Ross, 2013 will be a critical year because afterwards it will be too late to stop the Islamic Republic from becoming nuclear.

 

In the meantime, Tehran is conducting business as usual. The Associated Press published a diagram indicating that Iranian scientists have conducted simulations for a nuclear weapon with more than three times the explosive force of the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in World War II.

 

AP reported that, "the diagram was leaked by officials from a country critical of Iran's atomic program to bolster their arguments that Iran's nuclear program must be halted before it produces a weapon".

 

 

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