According to a report of the Netherlands’ biggest newspaper De Telegraaf on August 29, Dutch secret service AIVD has recalled a Dutch citizen who was involved in espionage in Iran. The ultra-secret operation, which was described as extremely successful in infiltration and sabotage of the weapons industry in the Islamic Republic, had been halted in connection with plans for a US attack on Iran, as Netherlands Info Services (NIC) reports in its news bulletin today (NIS mentions erroneously Iraq, but it is clear that it means Iran).
As De Telegraaf writes, the precipitous departure may be related to plans of impending bombing certain targets which are connected with the Dutch espionage action.
In the meantime, senior Iranian commander Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri warns any attack on Iran would start a world war.
There are two more months until the US election. And almost five until the elected president takes office.