Dutch pull spies on
The Dutch AIVD secret
service has had an ultra-secret operation underway in
The respected newspaper De Telegraaf reported Friday the "ultra- secret operation" had as its aim infiltration and sabotage of the weapons industry in the Islamic Republic.
described as extremely successful, was halted recently in connection with plans
for an impending
"One of the agents
involved, who was able to infiltrate the Iranian industry under the supervision
of the AIVD, was recently recalled because the
Among the potential targets were said to be not only nuclear plants, but also military installations that have been brought to light partly by the agency of the AIVD," according to the newspaper.
"Information from the AIVD operation has in recent years been shared with the American CIA secret service," the paper continued. "Various supplies could also be sabotaged and stopped. These were parts for missiles and launching equipment."
The article was written by Joost de Haas, known for his good contacts in the intelligence world. Earlier, he got hold of an AIVD report which suggested that corrupt powers within Dutch police corps supplied weapons to criminals to liquidate other criminals.