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A building damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility A building damaged by a fire at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, some 200 miles south of Tehran, Iran, July 2, 2020 (Atomic Energy Organization of Iran photo via AP).

Suspicious Explosions in Iran, and the CIA Goes on the Cyber Offensive

Friday, July 17, 2020

This week on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein, Freddy Deknatel and Prachi Vidwans talk about the mysterious series of explosions that have rattled Iran, and their implications if they do turn out to be a campaign of sabotage by the U.S. and/or Israel. They also discuss reports that the Trump administration granted the CIA sweeping authorization in 2018 to conduct offensive cyber operations against Iran, Russia, China and North Korea, among other targets.

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