A top Iraqi security official claims that the Mossad has increased its recruitment efforts in country's Kurdish region, focusing mainly on Iranian refugees.
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The refugees, which according to the paper's sources are Iranian dissidents, are recruited by Israeli agents to target Iranian nuclear experts.
The report ventures that the heightened intelligence effort may be linked to increasing tensions between Iran and the United States over the former's threats to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz.
On Tuesday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen Benny Gantz spoke before the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and said that Iran is facing "a growing set of international pressure.
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