Snowden Says U.S., Israel Created Stuxnet Virus


edward-snowdenFugitive American whistleblower Edward Snowden has charged that the Stuxnet virus, known for sabotaging Iranian computers linked to the country’s nuclear program, was the byproduct of an American and Israeli spy agency project.

In an interview with Der Spiegel, a German weekly, published Sunday, the former NSA contractor said the US spy agency and Israel cooperate on security matters through a branch of the organization known as the Foreign Affairs Directorate. Snowden told the newsmagazine that the coordination between the countries was organized so that foreign authorities could “insulate their political leaders from the backlash” in case “how grievously they’re violating global privacy” becomes public knowledge.

When asked whether the NSA helped write the Stuxnet program, Snowden said “the NSA and Israel wrote Stuxnet together.”

Stuxnet made international headlines in 2010 when it wrought havoc on equipment at Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant and complicated the manufacture of highly enriched uranium, which the West suspects is intended for making atomic weapons. Stuxnet temporarily disabled 1,000 centrifuges that the Iranians were using to enrich uranium. Read more here.

{ Newscenter}


  1. What a meshugeneh. He feels bad that Iran was stopped from progressing to make nuclear weapons to threaten the US & Israel?

  2. This guy is truly sick, does he think that the more he talks the more he will survive? he just getting himself in deeper mess, it will explode and he will be finished

  3. What’s the chiddush here? The only surprising thing, as poster #1 said, is that I, too, thought it was only Israel’s creation. (and I’m very proud of them.) Maybe it is, after all. Why should I believe Snowden?

  4. #1, they did it back when the honorable George W Bush was president. Not Obama. Obama did everything to impede Israel defending herself against Iran.

  5. where is the hiddush ?
    his revelations are a little disapointing. you expect something realy interesting and new and end up with things that everybody allready new.
    is he waiting for the release of ubisofts “watchdogs” and comfirm after that that everything was just a commercial joke or will he ever tell something usefull ?