Series of potentially destructive computer attacks that have been targeting American oil, gas and electricity companies are Iran's way of retaliating against sanctions and the U.S.-Israeli cyber efforts to sabotage the Natanz nuclear enrichment plant, The New York Times reports.by Haaretz 2 comments
The history and relations between Iran and the United States are complex and multi-faceted, with today’s ideological and political conflicts having their roots in actions during the 1950s and U.S. involvement in Iranian affairs.
Until the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, Tehran-Washington ties were of great strategic importance to both nations. Iran, led by the pro-American Shah, was a close ally in a much troubled and hostile region. The Shah resumed power after a 1953 coup sponsored the CIA and other international agencies, which led to the overthrow of democratically elected prime minister Muhammad Mossadeq.