What further goals is Israel pursuing besides the destruction of the centrifuge factory in Natanz, Iran ?

In line with its doctrine of preventing the development of an atomic bomb in Iran, Israel has again massively undermined Iran's efforts to enrich weapons-grade uranium. On July 2, 2020, an explosion seriously damaged the workshop building for the production of centrifuges in Natanz. The elemination of Iranian scientists in the past and the cyber attack on the centrifuge facility in Natanz in 2010 preceded this event.


Also noteworthy is the alleged explosion of gas tanks in a building on the Khojir military complex on June 29, which, however, produces and / or stores liquid fuels for missiles.


Other accidents or explosions in the past few weeks that seem to have nothing to do with it still awaken the question of whether there are broader strategic interests.

In this context it should be added that Israel have a strategic plan since their suspected submarine attacks on tankers in the Persian Gulf, for which Iran has been blamed by fakes, to provoke a military confrontation.

Various comments, and in particular Mitch Prothero's article in Business Insider from July 16, 2020, are alarming.


Israel keeps blowing up military targets in Iran, hoping to force a confrontation before Trump could be voted out in November, sources say

  • Iran has suffered a series of bombings and fires at military facilities in recent weeks, including at a major missile-production and nuclear facilities.

  • This is part of a wider campaign to damage Iran or even pressure it into military confrontation before the November election, when President Donald Trump could be voted out, sources told Insider.

  • A former Israeli defense official told Insider it was common knowledge that at least some of the latest attacks in Iran were done by Israeli intelligence.

  • An EU official also told Insider that they fear Israel is planning to provoke Iran into military confrontation as long as Trump is sure in office.

  • Israel would not be able to engage in such high-pressure  operations if Joe Biden were in office, the EU official added.

Israel is involved in an extended campaign to pressure or damage Iran before President Donald Trump could be voted out in the November election, a former Israeli defense official and a current EU intelligence official have told Insider.
Israeli intelligence has been responsible for a series of bombings and fires at Iranian military facilities in recent weeks, including an explosion that destroyed much of a major nuclear centrifuge installation.
Iran has seen weekly incidents including explosions at a missile-production facility on June 22; the Natanz nuclear facility, Iran's largest uranium-enrichment facility, on July 2; and an important shipyard in the port city of Bushehr.
These attacks have put the country on edge, with nearly daily reports of fires, explosions, and other mishaps treated as potential foreign sabotage.
Israeli officials told The New York Times in July that their intelligence services were responsible for the nuclear facility explosion, and implied that other attacks would be forthcoming.
A former Israeli defense official told Insider it was common knowledge in Israeli intelligence circles that at least some of the events in Iran over the last month were the work of Israeli intelligence operations.
"I don't know which one's exactly, and wouldn't tell you anyway, because the entire point is for the Iranians to feel considerable stress trying to decide what might have been our work."
The Israeli government's ongoing policy on Iran is clear, the official added.
"It's been decided to follow the Trump administration's lead of exerting 'maximum pressure' on the Iranians," they said.

The attacks appear to be part of a campaign of "maximum pressure, minimal strategy," said the EU intelligence official, who cannot be named discussing active intelligence matters. Their identity is known to Insider.
The source warned that Iran could be considering a rash response after exhibiting relative patience in the wake of the January assassination of top commander Qassem Soleimani in a US drone strike.
"It's a thing to conduct a rapid series of operations without a strategy, and I fear the Israeli plan here is to provoke an Iranian response that can turn into a military escalation while Trump remains in office."