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U.S., Israel Developed Computer Virus To Slow Iranian Nuclear Efforts, Officials Say

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In this Sunday, March 2, 2008, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reacts during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq.  (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
In this Sunday, March 2, 2008, file photo, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reacts during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran's ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.

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