In the first years of the reign of President Barack Obama, the U.S. has developed a plan codenamed Nitro Zeus, which meant disabling the defense systems of Iran, communication systems, and important parts of the power systems of the country, reports The New York Times, citing a forthcoming documentary film and interviews with military specialists who participated in the preparation of this program.
Plan large-scale cyber attack was developed in case you fall through diplomatic negotiations to resolve Iran’s nuclear program.
Plan Nitro Zeus was part of efforts to ensure that President Obama’s alternative reaction, except military, if Iran will act against the U.S. or its allies. To participate in the program must have been thousands of American military and intelligence personnel. Spend it the government gathered tens of millions of dollars, writes The New York Times. The plan included the placement of electronic implants in Iranian computer networks.
The U.S. armed forces develop plans for all kinds of possible conflicts, such as the attack of North Korea on the South, the riots in Africa or Latin America. Most of them “are on the shelves” and updated every few years.
Except plan Nitro Zeus intelligence has also developed a plan for the cyber attack on the electronic system of the Iranian plant for uranium enrichment in the Ford, the newspaper said. This attack would have been a secret operation, the order for which the President could give, even in the case that the country would not be in the state of [military] conflict, emphasizes The New York Times.
The U.S. lifted sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program, January 16. This happened after the conclusion of the agreement between Tehran and the six countries. Tehran has pledged to curtail the program on enrichment of uranium. West, in turn, promised a gradual repeal of sanctions.
After the agreement was reached, the U.S. postponed the plan of a cyber attack. At least in the foreseeable future, it will be applied, notes The New York Times.