חייל איראני  דורך על מגן דוד
An Iranian soldier shows off the Israeli flag drawn on the sole of his shoe
Photo: Reuters
An Iranian soldier shows off the Israeli flag drawn on the sole of his shoe

Iran claims to have captured an 'Israeli spy'

Tehran says agent was apprehended with a number of other people in East Azerbaijan province who are alleged to have been in contact with foreign intelligence services

News Agencies |
Published: 04.05.21 , 17:29
Iran has arrested an "Israeli spy" and a number of other people who were in contact with foreign intelligence services, Iranian state media reported on Monday, without giving the nationality of those arrested.
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  • "An Israeli spy has been arrested in Iran's East Azerbaijan province ... also other spies who were in contact with several countries' intelligence services have been arrested as well," it quoted an Intelligence Ministry official as saying.
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    חייל איראני  דורך על מגן דוד
    חייל איראני  דורך על מגן דוד
    An Iranian soldier shows off the Israeli flag drawn on the sole of his shoe
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Israeli officials did not immediately comment on the report.
    The Islamic Republic does not recognize Israel and has accused it of being behind acts of sabotage and assassinations of nuclear scientists.
    Iran occasionally announces the detention of people it claims are foreign spies, including for the U.S. and Israel, without any further report on their fates.
    An Iranian convicted of spying for U.S. and Israeli intelligence was executed in 2020.
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    מוחסן פחריזאדה
    מוחסן פחריזאדה
    Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
    Iran has blamed Israel for last year's killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, who was seen by Western intelligence services as the mastermind of a covert Iranian nuclear weapons program.
    Tehran has denied seeking to build a nuclear arsenal. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied responsibility for the killing.
    In 2019, Iran said it arrested 17 Iranians accused of spying on the country's nuclear and military sites for the CIA and reported that some of them had been sentenced to death.
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