Presidenthas ordered intensified attacks on Iranian computer systems since arriving in the White House, determined to pressure Tehran to halt its nuclear program for peaceful purposes۔ The worm Stuxnet that shook Iran two years ago, was part of a secret weapon for cyber warfare personally ordered by Obama, he said today in a new book by David Sanger, Washington correspondent for The New York Times.
According to the reporter, the operation began in the presidency of George W. Bush under the name of Olympics and left temporarily inactive thousand nuclear centrifuges to develop nuclear power and produce electricity in the Persian nation. complex and expensive configuration of the program-said-made experts suspicious from the start that the goal was Iran, because it could only be the work of Western intelligence services. Obama ordered attacks accelerate the Stuxnet, created by the U.S. and Israel, in an urgent meeting with Vice President Joseph Biden and then-director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Leon Panetta After its discovery in 2010.
In that year came to light the first news on the subject by a programming error, said Sanger, whose investigation lasted 18 months and was based on testimony from U.S. officials, Europeans and Israelis, as well as experts involved in the cyber sabotage."Obama was aware that this action was unleashing a new kind of war (â), directed and authorized each step of the program personally," said the journalist. United States, its European allies and Israel has adopted several sets of sanctions to curb Iran's nuclear program because he is accused of seeking to develop an atomic bomb, a fact denied by Tehran and U.S. analysts repeatedly. Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence,, will travel next week Tel Aviv, Britain and Russia in search of support for introducing new punitive measures the Persian country and Syria.