Retired US general pleads guilty to lying in Iran probe

Retired Marine Corps Geneneral James Cartwright arrives for a hearing at US District Court, October 17, 2016 in Washington, DCA retired top US general pleaded guilty Monday to making a false statement during an FBI probe into a classified intelligence leak about a cyberattack against Iran’s nuclear program in 2010. Marine Corps General James Cartwright, 67, formerly the vice chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was accused of lying to investigators when he said he had not confirmed classified information to New York Times journalist David Sanger. Sanger wrote a book describing a joint US and Israeli operation that deployed a virus called “Stuxnet” that reportedly destroyed or damaged centrifuges being used by Iran to enrich uranium in 2010.

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