Tag: iran

  • The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine – The New York Times

    The Scientist and the A.I.-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing MachineIsraeli agents had wanted to kill Iran’s top nuclear scientist for years. Then they came up with a way to do it with no operatives present.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/world/middleeast/iran-nuclear-fakhrizadeh-assassination-israel.htmlHe was nowhere near Absard, however. He was peering into a computer screen at an undisclosed location more than 1,000 miles away. […]

  • Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key Targets – The New York Times

    Iran Rattled as Israel Repeatedly Strikes Key TargetsRecent attacks suggest that Israel has a clandestine network inside Iran and that Iranian security services have been powerless to break it.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/20/world/middleeast/iran-israeli-attacks.htmlIn less than nine months, an assassin on a motorbike fatally shot an Al Qaeda commander given refuge in Tehran, Iran’s chief nuclear scientist was machine-gunned […]

  • They Thought, Why Not Iran? The Decision Upended Their Lives. – The New York Times

    They Thought, Why Not Iran? The Decision Upended Their Lives.An Iranian-American couple’s relocation to Iran after their daughters went off to college in the United States was a mistake paid for in accusations of spying, murky prosecution and prison.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/18/world/middleeast/iran-american-prisoner-shargi.htmlThat decision upended their lives. Mr. Shargi is the latest dual American citizen arrested in Iran. […]

  • Why the Assassination of a Scientist Will Have No Impact on Iran’s Nuclear Program | The New Yorker

    Why the Assassination of a Scientist Will Have No Impact on Iran’s Nuclear ProgramSince Friday’s killing, the question increasingly being asked in Washington and the Middle East is about motive.via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/why-the-assassination-of-a-scientist-will-have-no-impact-on-irans-nuclear-programOn Friday, the Muslim holy day, he was reportedly travelling with his wife, in a black Nissan sedan, from Tehran to visit […]

  • Opinion | Dear Joe, It’s Not About Iran’s Nukes Anymore – The New York Times

    Opinion | Dear Joe, It’s Not About Iran’s Nukes AnymoreBiden wants to reinstate the nuclear deal, but first he must confront the new Middle East.Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/29/opinion/iran-biden-nuclear-scientist.htmlIn effect, Trump forced Israel and the key Sunni Arab states to become less reliant on the United States and to think about how they must cooperate among themselves over […]